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Other

Description:

This interdisciplinary learning activity illustrates the differences between the amplitude and magnitude of earthquakes in a mathematical context. Students will express earthquake magnitude as a logarithmic function of amplitude and express earthquake amplitude as an exponential function of magnitude. Worksheets are also included in the document.

Subjects:

  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics -- Instructional issues,Science -- Geology,Mathematics -- Algebra,Geoscience,High School,General Public,Science -- Earth science,Mathematics,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201135311177T,NSDL

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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