This powerpoint lesson is on WHAT ARE EARTHQUAKES. It is part of the EARTHQUAKE UNIT
The Detecting Earthquakes lesson includes information, images and notes on what a seismologist is and the methods they use to determine the epicenter of an earthquake. Some key terms used throughout the lesson are seismology, seismologist, seismograph and the use to the S&P method.
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:
Earthquakes and Society
Mountains and Faults
Earthquakes Jeopardy Review Game