(09) Earthquakes

Read the Earthquakes chapter beginning on page 25.

What has captured your imagination?  What do you want to know more about?  Remember your goal is to UNDERSTAND about Earthquakes – terms and movements over history and locations.

  • The Location/epicenter
  • Seismic Waves
    • P waves
    • S waves
    • Surface waves
  • Scientists who study earthquakes
  • Ring of Fire

Begin working on your geology page or book.

Make sure you check out these web sites.

US Geological Survey’s Earthquakes Now!

P wave discussion.

Surface waves.


If you complete your work early, try this demonstration:  making earthquake proof buildings.


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