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# Earthquake Characteristics

## According to elastic rebound theory earthquakes happen when pressure builds up to breaking; earthquake location is defined by focus and epicenter.

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## Earthquake Characteristics

Presents an overview of earthquakes.

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## Seismic Waves Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the four types of seismic waves, their characteristics and effects. Then students predict the level of damage each wave might cause in a residential area and test their predictions against several computer animations.

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## Earthquake Characteristics Quiz

Quiz on Earthquake Characteristics

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## Earthquake Characteristics Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Earthquake Characteristics.

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This Possible Sentences strategy activates prior knowledge of specific science content by creating sentences using pairs of key vocabulary words.

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To describe images using words using Visual Literacy.

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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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## Did That Mountain Just Get Bigger?

Discover why and how earthquakes occur and how they affect human populations and cities, with a particular focus on the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

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## Earthquake Characteristics Study Guide

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

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