Earthquakes, a geological force to be reckoned with!  Understanding them isn't so hard when you have the information presented in just the right way.  That's what this unit is about - exploring plate tectonics and how that translates into the movement you feel under your feet when the quaking begins.  The Richter scale is also covered as is seismic waves, measuring earthquakes, and damage form earthquakes.

If there are links within the course they may click them as they come up - OR they can return to this page and access them here.  In addition, there are suggested supplemental activities listed below that they can do after wards. 


Earthquake Interactive Unit Study


Optional Resources

Richter Scale

Great Earthquakes

National Geographic

Make a Quake!

Earthquake Interactive