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# Copy of 07-IS5T1: Explore 2-Earthquakes-Modeling Seismic waves

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Student Handout_IS5T1A: Explore 2- Earthquakes-Modeling Seismic waves Name ___________________________________________________ Date ___________________ Period __ Explore 2: EarthQuakes-Modeling Seismic waves Guiding questions: 1. How does the ground move during an earthquake? It shakes side to side and up and down 2. What happens to rocks before, during, and after an earthquake? The rocks are still before, moving during, and still afterwards Directions: 1. You will use a model to explain the different ways that earthquakes transmit energy through the rocks of the Earth’s interior and surface. To begin, place a coiled spring on the floor. This coil represents the solid rocks of Earth’s crust and interior. Have one person in your group hold one end of the coiled spring and a second person hold the other end. Back away from each other so that the coiled spring stretches out about 5 meters long ( about 15 feet). 2. Have one person quickly push the end of the coiled spring a short distance toward the other person. Observe the motion of the coiled spring. Repeat the pulse until each member of your group can describe the resulting motion of the coiled spring.

• Fall '16
• Gavin
• Seismic wave

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