Explains how scientists measure the power of earthquakes by using the Richter Scale and the Moment Magnitude Scale.
We’ve all heard earthquakes described in terms of their magnitude number. But what does this scale really mean? This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.
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.
Practice Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude questions
Reviews the scales scientists use to measure the size and intensity of earthquakes.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude.
To emphasize students’ understanding of key words and practice applying the definitions of the vocabulary words to examples and drawings using the Frayer Model.
To organize information and provide a visual representation and summary that identifies the differences and similarities between two topics using a Venn Diagram.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Students will enter their own earthquake data on USGS site and look at the impact that citizen-driven data collection can have
Earthquake magnitude is measured on a logarithmic scale so each whole number releases 33 times more energy than the number below it.
Earthquake intensity maps are made to indicate where the shaking occurred. Maps from quakes before widespread seismograph networks use creative information.
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