Human Wave

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Link to Resource: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/publications/HumanWave.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Summary:An earthquake causes different types of energy to radiate from the epicenter. The P and S waves are the first two to arrive at any specific point. P and S waves have different motions and shake the earth differently as they travel through it. In this activity, students demonstrate the motions of S and P waves by forming a human chain and moving according to their wave type.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earthquake; elementary school; energy; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school
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