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EARTH SCIENCE

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Earth Science Lessons

 EARTHQUAKES AND EARTH'S INTERIOR
UNIT VIII

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OBJECTIVES

A. Make calculations using seismic information to locate an earthquake epicenter
B. Compare and contrast the different types of seismic waves, their physical characteristics, rates
     of propagation, effects, and detection.
C. Understand the principle of and be able to construct a seismograph
D. Explain the causes for earthquakes
E. Compare and contrast the different scales used to measure seismic intensity.
F. Discuss the distribution of earthquakes and their relationship to plate tectonics.
G. Describe the effects of earthquakes on humans and techniques used by seismologists in
     understanding, studying, predicting, and potentially controlling earthquakes.
H. Explain the relationship between earthquakes and tsunamis.
I. Show how seismic data is used to infer the interior structure, physical characteristics, and
   composition of the earth's interior.

LESSONS

   
   
   
   
   
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