This powerpoint lesson is on EARTHQUAKES AND SOCIETY. It is part of the EARTHQUAKE UNIT
This lesson covers information on how earthquakes affect those living in earthquake zones. The "ring of fire" is discussed. Also mentioned is how those living in these area prepare for earthquake, such as retrofitting buildings to be able to withstand powerful 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
Mountains and Faults
Earthquakes Jeopardy Review Game