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90 reviewed resources for seismic waves

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Slinky Lab- Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. In this earthquakes waves lesson plan, 6th graders experiment using a slinky to gain understanding of how waves are created during an earthquake. Students record observations in...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate light as waves and view evidence of the types of light waves. They discuss the wave energy and wavelength of the various types of light.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the Richter scale and seismology in a teacher-led lab in which they are introduced to the concept of seismic waves and epicenter location. They further investigate the inner workings of a seismograph and practice...
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Energy Motion in the Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the wave energy that is generated and transferred in the ocean. Through the use video and the Internet, students explore the aspects of a wave and how its energy affects the ecology of the seashore.
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Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes.  For this tectonics lesson students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds. 
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Name That Tune

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners complete a fingerprint oil lab in order to simulate how geologists use the oil and natural gas in rocks to hear sound waves that signify there are oil in those rocks. In this rocks lesson plan, students learn that the rock...
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Seeing Sound & Sonar

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars make inferences based on different sounds that they hear. In this inferences lesson plan, students will hear sounds of different objects and describe the sounds based on what they hear. They will answer various questions...
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Can You SEA Walls?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how wave energy that is generated and transferred in the ocean. They explore the aspects of a wave and how its energy affects the ecology of the seashore. Students engage in an activity that uses the nature of science...
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Stressed Out!

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Have your class engage in lessons on earthquakes. Learners explore the science behind earthquakes using interactive websites and video clips. Then, they review the layers and parts of the Earth before delving into the causes of...
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Wave Power

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students take a close examine the nature of tsunamis. They discover more about how waves behave, in general, depending upon their type and circumstances. They see that transfer of energy can happen through the movement of waves through...
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Keep on Standing!!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students construct an earthquake simulator and create building models to test. For this earthquake lesson, students use the Internet and a slinky to demonstrate P and S waves. They construct an earthquake simulator as a class and use it...
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Wave Types and Characteristics

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify the different parts of a wave. In this physics lesson plan, 9th graders observe wave behavior as it travels through a boundary. They determine the relationship between wavelength, frequency and velocity.
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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...
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Acoustics: The Sound Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the delay between a sound and its echo is less than 1/10th of a second, the human ear can’t distinguish it. Through the use of a Slinky, rubber band guitar, and straws, scholars explore where sound comes from and how it travels. Whole...
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Does that Sound Right to You?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders are introduced to the components of compressional and transverse. They practice answering speed problems involving different mediums that waves travel trhough and then review the wave PowerPoint. They then visit physics...
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Looking into Earth with GIS

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students work with data from a seismic wave model in a freely available GIS (geographic information system) program, ArcVoyager SE. Using a GIS, they examine maps and produce graphs to explore variations in seismic wave velocities at...
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Layers as Clues

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the development of certain regions. In this Earth Science lesson plan, students will learn about 2 records of seismic events. The students will be working in groups and as a class to complete worksheets that include...
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Tsunamis in Literature and Legends

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have your class discuss the signs of an impending tsunami using literature. Learners read The Big Wave and discuss the actions taken by the villagers. They role play using scenes from the book. They answer questions and complete a...
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Earthquake

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students view a video and conduct a problem solving activity to explain the effect different waves have on the earth's structure and what effect they have on different structures.
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Earthquakes: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Activities

For Students K Standards
Beginning with a pre-lab, kindergarteners trace the letters in the word earthquake and discuss what happens in an earthquake. The lab portion allows young scientists realize that earthquakes trigger shaking of different intensities...
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Waves of Energy and the Visible Spectrum

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify the colors that make up the visible light spectrum. In this physics activity, 7th graders explain how we see things in different colors. They create their own spectroscope after the activity.
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The Science of Tsunamis: Seeking Understanding in the Wake of Tragedy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use Internet research, articles, discussion and models to explore the dynamics of a tsunami. They focus on the 2004 Asian Tsunami and create posters illustrating their understanding of this phenomenon.
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Speedy Tsunami

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate earth science by completing a mapping activity. In this tsunami lesson, students identify the location of most tsunamis, the height of the waves and how fast they approach land. Students utilize Google Earth to...
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Virtual Earthquake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars visit a website that features online interactive geology and biology simulations. They observe and estimate the amplitude of the largest wave and transfer the information to a nomogram. Based on the nomogram students will...

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