Earthquake! Where in the world will the next one strike?
Apr 20 2011
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building, design, efficient, prevention, building, model, construct, plotting, locating, research, tectonic plate, magnitude, earth’s crust, lava, mid-ocea


Earth Science

Estimated Time Required:

3-5 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)

Diversity Indicators:

This activity engages different types of learners. It may be difficult for students with limited fine motor skills to manipulate the tools necessary to build the “earthquake-proof” design.

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Documents provided for you to

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Documents provided for you to modify based on students' readiness levels. Thanks for all your support!

Plotting Earthquakes

Druffino84's picture

After conducting this lesson, I realized that it would have been beneficial to spend time reviewing map skills. Students had a difficult time remembering how to plot latitude and longitude coordinates. I feel that we focused more on the plotting of the coordinates than on the analysis of the data.

Plotting and Assessing Earthquakes

thomasmcmanus's picture

I agree with the need to review map skills. Overall, I find this assessment to be an excellent tool to practice for the state exams, especially in the analysis portion.

Earthquakes are typically

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Earthquakes are typically created when shake underground all of a sudden breaks along a blame. This sudden arrival of vitality causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. At the point when two pieces of shake or two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a bit. They don't simply slide easily; the stones get on each other. The stones are as yet pushing against each other, yet not moving. Before long, the stones break due to all the weight that is developed assignment writer. At the point when the stones break, the earthquakes happen. Amid the tremor and a while later, the plates or pieces of shake begin moving, and they keep on moving until they stall out once more. The spot underground where the stone breaks is known as the concentration of the quake. The place appropriate over the concentration (on top of the ground) is known as the epicenter of the Earthquakes.