Covers the scales scientists use to measure the size and intensity of earthquakes.
Explains how scientists measure the power of earthquakes by using the Richter Scale and the Moment Magnitude Scale.
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.
Quiz on Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude
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.
Students will enter their own earthquake data on USGS site and look at the impact that citizen-driven data collection can have
Reviews what scientists have learned in the quarter century since the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.
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