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Teaching Earthquake characteristics

Earthquake characteristics

According to elastic rebound theory earthquakes happen when pressure builds up to breaking; earthquake location is defined by focus and epicenter.\n\n\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Earthquake Shakes (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of an Investigation Set that explores the characteristics of earthquakes and how we prepare for them. In this text, the author outlines how scientists determine the location of an earthquake and how they use this knowledge to predict its intensity. As students read, they should consider how this information could be used to design and build safer cities and better prepare individuals for earthquakes when they do occur.\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/T

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the focus and epicenter of an earthquake and how does their location affect the damage the earthquake may cause?
STANDARDS:
MS-ESS2-3 - Plate Motions

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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