This resource contains a 15-slide lesson which is a mixture of theory, practical work and a 2:38 second You Tube video. The practical will take about 45 minutes.
Slide number 1 is an introductory slide explaining the lessons learning objectives.
Slide number is a map of the world showing the positions of the volcanoes and the plate boundaries.
Slide 3 is a close up diagram of the pacific plate being subducted below the Australian plate demonstrating how friction forces build and are released as earthquakes.
Slide 4 introduces the practical but to emphasise the importance of earthquake-proof building design, also introduces the 5 worst earthquakes (as measured by the Richter scale).
Slides 5 – 9 are the 5 worst earthquakes recorded (as measured by the Richter scale).
Slide 10 is a photograph of how Earthquake-proof buildings are tested by NASA.
Slide 11 is a photo of 3 different marshmallow/spaghetti building constructions.
Slide 12 gives the rules of the practical/ winning criteria.
Slide 13 is the theory of P waves and S waves which can be correlated with pushing the table forwards and backwards and S waves being a transverse, side-to side motion.
Slide 14 is shows how, like all waves, earthquake waves can be reflected and refracted as they pass through different densities.
Slide 15 is the book-work reference and also contains a You Tube link which was filmed inside a shop during an earthquake in Yokohama, Japan.
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