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# Seismic Waves

## Discover how scientists learn about Earth's interior using the different properties of different types of seismic waves.

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## Seismic Waves

How scientists use seismic waves to learn about the Earth's interior.

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Seismic Waves Interactive

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## Seismic Waves Quiz

Quiz on Seismic Waves

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## Seismic Waves Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Seismic Waves.

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To activate prior knowledge, to generate questions about a given topic, and to organize knowledge using a KWL Chart.

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To activate prior knowledge, to generate questions about a given topic, and to organize knowledge using a KWL Chart.

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## Earth Polygraph 2

Students use two simulations to become familiar with the properties of seismic waves and to help them uncover the secrets of the Earth's interior.

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## Earth Polygraph

Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.

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## Deep Water

Find out about the layer of water that scientists have found deep in the mantle.

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## Seismic Waves Study Guide

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

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An animation visually depicting the shadow zone area, an area where seismographs cannot detect an earthquake.

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