Reflection: Journaling How Do Scientists Measure Earthquakes? - Section 5: Elaboration

 

It was trickier to write down directions for teaching about the numbers on the Richter Scale than it actually was to teach.  The kids caught on right away that they higher the numbers, the greater the intensity of the earthquake.  The also figured out they just had to look at the first number to be able to chart it.    

  Numbers are Easier than they Look
  Journaling: Numbers are Easier than they Look
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How Do Scientists Measure Earthquakes?

Unit 7: Earth's Changes
Lesson 10 of 21

Objective: SWBAT graph earthquake magnitudes and draw simple conclusions.

Big Idea: Earthquakes make the Earth rock 'n roll. Scientists measure an earthquake's intensity on a scale. We can graph that information to learn about earthquakes.

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Subject(s):
Science, landscape, volcanoes, mountain, earth, glaciers, Land, Earthquakes
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