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

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    Seismic Waves

    Seismic Waves

    by CK-12 //at grade
    How scientists use seismic waves to learn about the Earth's interior.
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    Seismic Waves

    Seismic Waves

    by Joe Showerman //at grade
    How scientists use seismic waves to learn about the Earth's interior.
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    Seismic Waves

    Seismic Waves

    by Mark Leatherman //at grade
    How scientists use seismic waves to learn about the Earth's interior.
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    Seismic Waves

    Seismic Waves

    by jaya kumar //at grade
    How scientists use seismic waves to learn about the Earth's interior.
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  • PLIX
    Alaskan Earthquake

    Alaskan Earthquake

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Seismic Waves Interactive
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  • Video
    Seismic Waves

    Seismic Waves

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains how the various types of earthquake waves interact with the Earth and its core.
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  • Practice
    Seismic Waves Practice
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    Seismic Waves Practice

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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Seismic Waves Quiz

    Seismic Waves Quiz

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Quiz on Seismic Waves
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  • Critical Thinking
    Seismic Waves Discussion Questions

    Seismic Waves Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Seismic Waves.
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  • Real World Application
    Earth Polygraph 2

    Earth Polygraph 2

    by CK-12 //at grade
    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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  • Real World Application
    Earth Polygraph

    Earth Polygraph

    by CK-12 //at grade
    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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  • Real World Application
    Earth Polygraph

    Earth Polygraph

    by Andrea Pokrzywinski //at grade
    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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  • Real World Application
    Deep Water

    Deep Water

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Find out about the layer of water that scientists have found deep in the mantle.
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  • Real World Application
    Seismic Wave Revelations

    Seismic Wave Revelations

    by CK-12 //basic
    Understand how seismologists use seismic waves to image Earth's structure.
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  • Study Guide
    Seismic Waves Study Guide

    Seismic Waves Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade
    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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    Seismic Waves Flashcards

    Seismic Waves Flashcards

    by CK-12 //at grade
    These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Seismic Waves.
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