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Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)

Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)
Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)
Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)
Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)
Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)
Measuring and Locating Earthquakes Lesson (Notes, Presentation, and Activity)
Product Description
This product includes Cornell notes, an activity, a PowerPoint on the lesson, and a mini quiz presentation on the measuring and locating earthquakes. This lesson includes the following main ideas/vocabulary:

* seismograph
* seismogram
* intensity
* magnitude
* Mercalli Scale
* Richter Scale
* Moment Magnitude Scale
* Locating Epicenter using Triangulation

Check out these Earthquake Unit Products, which are all included in my Earthquake Bundle:


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and Earth Science entire year bundle!

Product Details:

-Cornell notes: There are two versions--filled and fill-in-the-blank. Notes are completed by following along with the presentation. This allows you to walk around and support students, engage with students, or sit comfortably in your seat. There are five criteria to the Cornell notes: header, student notes, drawings of main ideas, summary, and student-derived question (Depths of Knowledge).

-Presentation: Presentation is a PDF and is not editable. It guides direct instruction as students follow along and complete their Cornell notes. Presentation revisits anticipation guide statements from the beginning of the lesson and at the end (serves as warm-up), has built-in mini quiz at the end of each lesson to check for understanding (5 multiple choice questions with answers), pictures to help learn the material, and starter sentences to support students complete the summary section of their Cornell notes focused on the essential questions (differentiated instruction).

-Activity: An activity follows the Cornell note in order to support and reinforce students' understanding of the content and provide students an opportunity to think critically by creating something new with the input received from the notes. There are five criteria: written portion, art, color, reflection, and an “excellent" component to encourage students to do a quality piece of work.

-Grading: Each criteria is worth one point making each Cornell and activity worth five points. For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit. As a teacher, I am out the door after the bell rings and I do not bring any grading home. I truly am the teacher time saver!


Product notes:

1. Make sure to extract file in order to open the zipped file.

2. If you purchase this product and the unit bundle, please note you will be purchasing duplicates so buy the bundle and save time and money!

3. Purchase license to share if more than one teacher will be using this product. Keep in mind this product took time to create with the teacher and student in mind. Read and abide by the terms of use.

4. To view the presentation, open the PDF, click on “View” and then on “Full Screen Mode.”

5. This product is not editable.


Check out my science bundles, which include:

• Table of contents, score sheet and teacher notes
• Teacher resources/strategies for grading/tips
• Pre-Assessment (can be used as warm-up)
• 5 Lessons: Cornell notes corresponding with presentation and an activity
• Projects with rubrics and templates
• Assessments with answer keys and reflection activity

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Waves Unit Bundle.

Earth Science:

Earth Science entire year bundle!

Earth Science Unit Mega Bundle (3 units)

Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook

Plate Tectonics Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook

Earthquake Bundle

Earth's Waters Unit Bundle

Meteorology and Atmosphere Unit Bundle

Earth Science/Astronomy Unit Bundle: Earth, Sun, and Moon

Solar System Unit Bundle: Notes, PowerPoint, projects, assessments, & Activities

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Total Pages
4 pages and 30 Presentation slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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