Earthquakes Unit



Throughout this week-long, low-prep unit, students study the causes and effects of earthquakes, how to determine the location of an earthquake’s epicenter and how seismic waves are useful tools for scientists exploring the Earth’s interior. Concepts covered include earthquakes, stress vs. strain, faults, focus, epicenter, seismic waves (primary vs. secondary waves), seismology, seismograph/grams, how to use the P-S wave chart, triangulation, etc.

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The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Earthquakes Lesson Plan
  • Earthquakes PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Earthquakes Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Earthquake Shaking Hazards Worksheet & Answer Key
  • P & S Waves Lesson Plan
  • P & S Waves PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • P & S Waves Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Modified Mercalli Scale Lab & Answer Key
  • Earthquakes Review Guide
  • Earthquakes Quiz & Answer Key
  • Earthquakes Research Project
Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 85+

Teaching Duration: 1 Week

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