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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle, developed by Math/Science Nucleus. With pre- and post-labs, discussion topics, and writing assignments, sixth graders take on a hands-on approach...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fourth Grade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Looking for a hands-on approach to understanding the Plate Tectonics Cycle? Find it in a collection made up of pre- and post-labs, group discussions, and answering questions. Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Third Grade

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Four resources make up a collection centered around the plate tectonic cycle created by Math/Science Nucleus. Each unit gradually builds upon the other to demonstrate how the movement of Earth's plates plays a role in creating volcanoes...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of...
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Seismic Waves

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students study seismic waves. In this science lesson, students create seismic waves using everyday objects. Students discuss the different types of seismic waves and observe the effects of seismic waves on gelatin.
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Wave Watching

For Teachers 6th Standards
Seismologists use the direction and arrival times of p waves and s waves to determine the distance to the source of an earthquake. The engaging lesson has students line up to form human waves. Through different movements when attached,...
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The Mohorovicic Seismic Discontinuity

For Students 8th - 9th
The phenomena observed in the behavior of waves and data received from seismographs can lead us to various conclusions about the densities of material that waves are passing through.
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Earthly Waves

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did scientists discover what lies beneath the earth's surface? Dig a hole? X-ray vision? Guide your class through the types of seismic waves and how these waves helped shed light on Earth's many layers. The included resources provide...
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Using Waves on the Job!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A colorful and comprehensive PowerPoint highlights this lesson on waves. Junior geophysicists pretend that they are hired to analyze seismic waves. A worksheet is provided to go along with an online article about how compact discs work...
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Seismic Waves

For Students 8th
Use a video on seismic waves to explain the differences between s and p waves, as well as the details that they provide about the composition of the rock.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake worksheet, students compare and contrast the different types of seismic waves and determine how earthquakes are measured. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 3 matching, 3 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer...
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Refraction of Seismic Waves

For Students 8th - 9th
Mr. Khan uses a metaphor of a car to help explain the change in direction of waves as they hit a boundary between two mediums. He then goes on to explain the relationship between the structure and density of the earth and the behavior of...
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Seismic Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work together to discuss seismic waves. Using seismograph records, they practice determining where the epicenter of the earthquake was located. They identify and illustrate the three types of waves and how the records can...
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Earthquake Waves: Wave Notes

For Teachers 6th Standards
A multi-part lesson opens with a review of p waves and s waves. Then scholars use a simple s wave simulator to view the way the wave travels. Next, pupils use cups and various fluids to simulate p waves moving through different mediums....
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The Wave Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 9th
During a lesson on wave motion, physical science participants basically act out the waves as a group. Through their movements, the amplitude, speed, frequency, and wavelength are all identified. Ideas for modeling the reflection and...
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Characteristics of Waves

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Waves, waves, and more waves. Here, class members look at the many types and characteristics of energy waves including transverse, longitudinal, standing, seismic, p-waves, s-waves, and l-waves. 
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Earthquake Waves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this waves worksheet, students read about the different types of waves associated with earthquakes. Then students complete 1 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Pupils explore earthquakes and seismic waves. They investigate how energy is released in the subsurface to create seismic waves. Students explore the inner workings of a seismograph and how they are used to determine the location of an...
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Roots of the Mariana Arc

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner...
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Earthquakes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 6th Standards
Young seismologists learn more about plate tectonics with a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lessons plans on earthquakes. After exploring how waves travel through various materials, sixth graders record their observations and draw...
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Making Waves

For Teachers 7th Standards
Learning about waves can have its ups and downs, but a demo-packed tool kit has the class "standing" for more! Learners gain experience with several different wave types, organizing observations and data, and wave terminology. The...
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Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 8th
In this seismic waves worksheet, student will read information about the different types of waves that occur during an earthquake: P (Primary) waves, S (Secondary) waves, and shear waves. Then students will complete 2 short answer...
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Seismic Waves

For Students 6th - 10th
In this seismic waves activity, students read and study the science of earthquakes using online resources to complete 8 short answer questions.
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Why S-Waves Only Travel in Solids

For Students 8th
Starting with a very clear diagram to demonstrate how a wave actually forms, an informative video will be a great summary about s wave travel. It explains the difference between polar bonds in liquids versus the stronger ionic and...

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