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Curipod generated lesson: "earthquakes". #5-7

1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, describe what an earthquake is?
2. Slide
60 seconds
"MS-Ess2-3"
Learning objective:
3. Slide
60 seconds
Earthquakes are caused when plates in the Earth’s crust move and collide. Earthquakes can cause property damage, landslides, and tsunamis. Earthquakes are measured using a Richter Scale.
Earthquakes: What You Need to Know
4. Slide
60 seconds
Epicenter: the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake Seismograph: a machine that records the shaking of the earth during an earthquake Richter Magnitude Scale: a numerical scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake
Concepts:
5. Slide
60 seconds
Earthquakes can cause the ground to ripple like a water wave. The energy released during an earthquake can travel as fast as 10 kilometers per second. Earthquakes can cause the ground to shake vertically, horizontally, or in a circular pattern.
Did you know?
6. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a magnitude 6.0 earthquake and a magnitude 8.0 earthquake?
7. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between an earthquake's magnitude and intensity?
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a robot making a snowman on an alien planet.
9. Poll
60 seconds
What is the name of the scale used to measure earthquake magnitudes?
• Richter scale
• Fujita scale
• Beaufort scale
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is the difference between an earthquake's focus and epicenter?
• The focus is where the earthquake starts underground, while the epicenter is directly above it on the surface.
• The epicenter is where the earthquake starts underground, while the focus is directly above it on the surface.
• There isn't any difference between them.
11. Poll
60 seconds
Which layer of Earth do most earthquakes occur in?
• Crust
• Mantle
• Outer core
12. Poll
60 seconds
How fast can seismic waves travel through Earth's interior?
• Up to 13 km/s
• Up to 5 km/s
• Up to 40 km/s
13. Poll
60 seconds
What type of fault occurs when one block moves up and over another block during an earthquake?
• Reverse fault
• Normal fault
• Strike-slip fault