This powerpoint lesson is on EARTHQUAKE MEASURMENT. It is part of the EARTHQUAKE UNIT
This lesson discusses who Richter was and how the Richter scale measures earthquakes. It also discusses the S&P method that seismologists use to determine where the epicenter of an earthquake is. Also covered is the GAP theory on predicting earthquakes
This lesson includes a slide stating the objectives of the lesson, a slide that has a "Did you Know" fact pertaining to the lesson and a slide that has a review of the lesson at the end.
This lesson is an overview on the more detailed lessons that are part of this unit. It touches on all aspects of earthquakes, but not go into great detail. The topics it covers are plastic deformation of rocks, how tectonic plates shifting cause earthquakes, the 3 different waves that travel from an earthquake and who are the scientists that study earthquakes.
For the FULL EARTH TECTONICS UNIT
For additional lessons on the EARTHQUAKE UNIT
please click the links below:
What is and Earthquake
Earthquakes and Society
Mountains and Faults
Earthquakes Jeopardy Review Game