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Body Waves Surface Waves Wave Vocabulary Earthquakes Lab Activity
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What is a P wave?
Travels the fastest of body waves
100
What is a up and down?
The motion of a Rayleigh Wave moves
100
What is the low point in a wave cycle?
A trough
100
What is the cause of earthquakes?
Seismic Waves
100
What are the materials used to build a model building?
Toothpicks and mini marshmallows
200
What is P wave?
Stands for Primary
200
What is side to side or right to left?
The motion of a Love Wave
200
What is the high point in a wave cycle?
A crest
200
What are the people who design buildings to withstand an earthquake?
Building Engineers
200
What is using the shake table?
To make observations and improve on design
300
What is the movement of a P wave?
Like an elevator
300
What is tectonic plates shift up and down?
Tectonic Plates do this to create a Rayleigh Wave
300
What is the distance between crests in a wave cycle?
Wave length
300
What is the device/instrument used to test earthquake proof buildings?
Shake Table
300
What is instrument used to test building designs?
Shake table
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What is the form of matter that a Body Wave travels through?
A Solid
400
What is a when a tectonic plates slide past one another?
Tectonic Plates do this to creatre a Love Wave
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What is the distance between the crest and the trough of a wave cycle?
Amplitude
400
What is the reason engineers study earthquakes?
To keep people safe in the event of an earthquake?
400
What is the height of the model?
At least 12 inches
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What is the distance a seismic wave travels between the P wave and the S wave?
Distance of 8 Km
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What is damage to buildings and roads?
Surface waves cause this to occur
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What is the speed at which a wave cycle occurs?
Velocity
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What is the point in the earth where an earthquake begins.
The epicenter
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What are characteristics of a successful design team?
Collaboration and communication




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