Covers the instruments scientists use to measure earthquake magnitude.
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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To use prior knowledge of root words to learn new vocabulary words using Etymology.
To reinforce and increase concept comprehension, and to analyze similarities and differences between topics using a Two Column Table.
Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.
Describes the plate tectonics setting of the 1985 earthquake and why Mexico City was so hard hit.
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Illustrates a seismograph recording an earthquake 50 miles away.
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