Earthquakes (Day 1/2)

Unit 2: The Dynamic Earth
Lesson 6 of 16

Objective: SWBAT define an earthquake and use the Mercalli Scale to determine the approximate epicenter of an earthquake

Big Idea: Students will take on their first natural disaster in this lesson. This lesson introduces students to the phenomenon of earthquakes as the creation of seismic waves caused by friction along plate boundaries and faults.

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