PPT - Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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A comprehensive 63-slide PowerPoint that introduces all major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit one earthquakes and volcanoes.

Through text, pictures and animations, this presentation introduces numerous topics.

Contents:

- Plate boundaries (divergent, convergent, transform)
- What are earthquakes?
- Focus and epicenter
- Seismic waves (P waves, S waves, surface waves)
- Seismometers
- Seismograms
- Magnitude
- 3 magnitude scales (Mercalli vs. Richter vs. moment magnitude)
- Types of earthquake damage:
- Ground shaking
- Aftershocks
- Landslides / mudslides
- Liquefaction
- Tsunami

- What are volcanoes?
- Patterns of volcanoes on the Earth vs. plate boundaries
- Ring of Fire
- Volcano anatomy
- Lava vs. magma
- Types of lava (aa, pahoehoe)
- Types of rock fragments (ash, cinders, blocks/bombs)
- 3 types of volcanic activity (active, dormant, extinct)
- 3 types of volcanoes, with examples (shield volcano, cinder cone, composite volcano)
- Predicting eruptions
- Effects of eruptions:
- Lava flow
- Pyroclastic flow
- Ash cloud
- Volcanic gases
- Landslides / mudslides
- Tsunami


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