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# Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude

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## Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude

Covers the scales scientists use to measure the size and intensity of earthquakes.

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## Scientific Notation: Richter Scale Exponents

Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude Interactive

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## Measuring Earthquakes

Explains how scientists measure the power of earthquakes by using the Richter Scale and the Moment Magnitude Scale.

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## How Do We Measure Earthquakes?

Learn how earthquakes are measured.

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## A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On! Lesson Plan

Students collect data to compare the 1906 and 1989 California earthquakes, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake.

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## Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude Quiz

Quiz on Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude

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• Critical Thinking

## Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude.

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## Scales That Represent Earthquake Magnitude Pre Read

To emphasize students’ understanding of key words and practice applying the definitions of the vocabulary words to examples and drawings using the Frayer Model.

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## Scales That Represent Earthquake Magnitude Post Read

To organize information and provide a visual representation and summary that identifies the differences and similarities between two topics using a Venn Diagram.

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## Did You Feel It

Students will enter their own earthquake data on USGS site and look at the impact that citizen-driven data collection can have

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## Loma Prieta 1989

Reviews what scientists have learned in the quarter century since the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.

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• Study Guide

## Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude Study Guide

This study guide summarizes the key points of Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.

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