Access Point #: SC.912.E.6.In.3

Relate a cause and effect of movements in Earth’s crust (plate tectonics), such as fault lines in the plates causing earthquakes.
General Information
Number: SC.912.E.6.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Standard: Earth Structures : The scientific theory of plate tectonics provides the framework for much of modern geology. Over geologic time, internal and external sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's internal and external energy and material resources.

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2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2001310: Earth/Space Science
2001320: Earth/Space Science Honors
2002400: Integrated Science 1
2002410: Integrated Science 1 Honors
2000300: Intensive Science
2002500: Marine Science 1
2002510: Marine Science 1 Honors
2002530: Marine Science 2 Honors
7920020: Access Earth/Space Science
7920025: Access Integrated Science 1
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2002405: Integrated Science 1 for Credit Recovery

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Earthquake Structures and the Richter Scale:

In this engineering design challenge, students will build an earthquake-proof structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows and then test them with an earthquake shake table. Students will research earthquake damage and how designs have changed with our new technologies and our understanding of earthquakes. After testing and research, students will prepare and present a final presentation on their findings. They will also explore the use of the Richter scale as a measurement of earthquake intensity. This is a culminating activity for a unit on Earth's forces. 

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