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Science Matters

#### Richter Scale

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 12th lesson in a series of 20 opens with a demonstration of exponential functions using pasta. This concept is connected to the Richter Scale, which is also an exponential function. Scholars compare the exponential scale that...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Simplification of Radical Expressions: Richter Scale Exponents

For Students 8th - 11th
Shake up your lessons with with a radical resource. Scholars use a slider to view the Richter scale magnitude and amplitude of historical earthquakes. They use powers of 10 to compare the amplitudes of different earthquakes.
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

#### Shake it up with Seismographs!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Magnitude of the Richter Scale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how a Richter scale operates. They create a booklet illustrating each rating on the scale. They discover how engineers use different measurement tools.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Comparing Richter and Mercalli Scales

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Richter and Mercalli scale worksheet, students answer questions about these two types of scales and how to read each. They answer questions about the Mercalli scale and Richter scale given percentages and magnitudes of earthquakes.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Earthquake Power

For Students 8th - 10th
In this earthquakes instructional activity, students learn about the measurements of earthquakes on the Richter scale. They answer six questions about the magnitudes and sizes of earthquakes using two tables of data about earthquakes and...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Comparing the New Madrid and San Andreas Fault Zones

For Students 7th - 10th
In this faults worksheet, students use an earthquake reference sheet to find the numbers for a modified Mercalli and Richter scale. They compare the San Andreas Fault zone and the New Madrid fault zone on the United States map. They...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Earthquakes Rock!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the main methods to measure earthquakes; the Richter Scale and Mercalli Scale. They make a model of a seismograph and investigate which structural designs are most likely to survive an earthquake.
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Curated OER

#### Earthquakes: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
Examine earthquake intensities and ways to measure an earthquake through the comparison of the Mercalli and Richter scales. After completing the pre-lab worksheet, fourth graders compare high and low intensity quakes by testing the...
Handout
Artisan Global

#### QuakeFeed Earthquake Map, Alerts and News

For Students 6th - 12th
Amateur seismologists explore Earth's earthquakes in real time using a variety of map styles and parameter selections.
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Curated OER

#### Evaluating an Illinois Earthquake

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students develop awareness of occurrences of earthquakes in Illinois and their past and potential future damage, and examine distribution of earthquakes in central U.S. regions.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Earthquake Detector

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate earthquakes and describe the interactions inside the Earth that cause them to occur. Then they research the equipment and systems for detection and measurement of earthquakes. Students also build and engage in a...
PPT
Curated OER

#### What are Earthquakes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is a scientific presentation of earthquakes. The elastic rebound theory is explained, as well as the different types of waves and how they are measured. Just a note: Slide number 15 has a diagram that is upside down. Enable editing...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### How Big was that Quake?

For Students 6th - 10th
For this earthquake worksheet, students determine the magnitude of an earthquake based on the seismogram reading. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### Musical Plates-Earthquakes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this plotting earthquake data worksheet, learners use a large world map and given web sites showing the latitude and longitude for the epicenter of recent earthquakes around the world. Students plot 2 weeks of earthquake data...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Destruction by Earthquakes

For Students 7th - 12th
In this earthquakes instructional activity, students review terms associated with earthquakes such as Richter scale, seismographs, and the Moho scale. This instructional activity has 10 fill in the blank questions.
PPT
Mr. E. Science

#### Earthquakes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Learn about the causes of earthquakes, as well as the value of seismographs, with an informative presentation. From the Richter Scale to the Mecalli Scale, learners discover elements that make an earthquake occur.
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Curated OER

#### Hazards: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
Learn about damage associated with earthquakes and materials that best withstand a quake. A lab engages class members in the experimental design and construction of sturdy structures that can endure various earthquake intensities. Groups...
Lesson Plan
Science Matters

#### Earth Shaking Events

For Teachers 6th Standards
The world's largest measured earthquake happened in 1960 in Chile, reaching a terrifying 9.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The second lesson in the 20-part series introduces earthquakes and fault lines. Scholars map where previous...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Mercalli Scale Illustrated

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the Mercalli Scale and analyze how it is used to rate earthquakes. They construct a booklet with drawings that represent each rating of the scale. They study why engineers develop rating scales for earthquakes.
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Curated OER

#### Earthquakes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th
After learning about P waves and S waves, fifth graders view the intensity of earthquakes by examining seismographs and images of earthquake damage. Young scientists then forecasting future quakes by analyzing data about earthquakes...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Logarithms—How Many Digits Do You Need?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Forget your ID number? Your pupils learn to use logarithms to determine the number of digits or characters necessary to create individual ID numbers for all members of a group.
Unit Plan

#### Earthquake Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Shake up things in the classroom. The unit uses earthquakes to bring a real-life connection to finding arc lengths, logarithms, and equations of circles. Small groups determine whether particular towns would have felt an earthquake after...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Students 6th - 12th
In this earthquakes and volcanoes worksheet, students will review how volcanoes are formed and where they are found. Students will describe earthquakes and their magnitudes. Students will use a table to answer questions about tsunamis....