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Title: Unit 5: Earthquakes


1
Unit 5 Earthquakes
2
January 4th/5th
  • Objective Intro to Earthquakes
  • Agenda
  • New seating chart
  • Warm-up/review plate boundaries
  • Killer Quake video and questions
  • Warm-up
  • At which plate boundaries do earthquakes occur?
  • What are the three types of boundaries? Describe
    how each of them moves.

3
January 6th/7th
  • Objective Earthquakes and EQ Faults
  • Agenda
  • Warm-up
  • Earthquakes and Earthquake Fault Notes
  • EQ Webquest
  • Homework

4
Warm-up
  • Answer True or False to the following
    questions
  • Scientists can predict earthquakes.
  • Animals can predict earthquakes.
  • Some people can sense that an earthquake is about
    to happen.
  • Earthquakes can occur because of certain types of
    weather (earthquake weather)
  • California will eventually fall into the ocean.

5
January 8th/11th
  • Objective How EQs travel/transfer energy
  • Agenda
  • Warm-up
  • EQ Waves NOTES
  • Webquest
  • Homework
  • Finish Webquest!

6
Warm-up
  • Explain the difference between a normal fault and
    a reverse fault.
  • What force is associated with a strike-slip
    fault?
  • Give an example of where you will find
  • A normal fault
  • A reverse fault
  • A strike-slip fault

7
EQ Essential Skills
  • 1. Describe how earthquakes happen and explain
    the 3 different seismic waves associated with
    them.
  • 2. Explain the two scales used to measure
    earthquakes and how they differ.
  • 3. Describe the three types of earthquake faults.

8
January 12th/13th
  • Objective Measuring Earthquakes
  • Agenda
  • Warm-up
  • Measuring EQs Notes
  • EQ Magnitude Lab

9
What do you think?
  • 1. How big was the worlds largest recorded
    earthquake (scale of 0-10, 10 being the highest)
  • 2. What state has the most earthquakes?
  • 3. Which state has the fewest earthquakes?
  • 4. Which country has the most earthquakes every
    year?
  • 5. What was the largest recorded earthquake in
    the United States? (scale 0-10)

10
  • An earthquake occurs along this fault at Point A.
    With your neighbor, describe the following
  • What type of fault is it? How can you tell?
  • Describe what will happen to the house at point
    B. You must include a discussion of P waves, S
    waves, and surface waves.

11
January 14th/15th
  • Objective Earthquake Damage
  • Agenda
  • Warm-up
  • Finish Magnitude Lab Lab Questions
  • EQ Damage NOTES
  • 1989 Quake video clip
  • Homework
  • 1-10 on Study Guide
  • Test on Jan. 22nd!!

12
Warm-up
  • 1. What does the Richter scale measure?
  • 2. What is the difference in the amount of energy
    released as you go up one number in the Richter
    scale (from a 4.0 to a 5.0, for example)?
  • 3. What does the Mercalli scale measure?
  • 4. What are some things that might affect the
    amount of damage?
  • 5. Which scale is more accurate? Why?

13
Warm-up
  • 1. Which earthquake waves
  • a. Travel the fastest?
  • b. Travel the slowest?
  • c. Can move through solids only?
  • d. Can move through liquids and solids?
  • e. Can create massive destruction when close to
    the center of the earthquake?
  • 2. What are shadow zones? How do these provide
    evidence for the presence of an outer liquid core
    inside the Earth?

14
January 20th/21st
  • Objective Earthquake damage
  • Agenda
  • Warm-up
  • Finish Fault notes
  • Tsunami video
  • EQ Damage/Tsunami notes
  • Homework 1-10 on study guide
  • Test January 28th/29th!

15
January 21st/22nd
  • Objective Review for test
  • Agenda
  • Warm-up (article)/stamp study guide
  • Video Quiz
  • Finish EQ Damage Notes (if applicable)
  • Review for Test
  • HW Test next class! Have your packet ready
    BEFORE you come to class!

16
Warm-up Earthquake Hazards Article
  • 1. What is subsidence?
  • 2. Explain liquefaction. What is it, and how does
    it damage buildings?
  • 3. What is ground displacement?
  • 4. How can earthquakes cause flooding?
  • 5. How can earthquakes cause fires?
  • 6. Where do most of the hazards to people come
    from?
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