Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Evidence of Earth's Inner Layers


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How do scientists gather data about the interior layers of the earth?

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1. After an earthquake, S waves, or Shear waves

2. After an earthquake, P waves, or compression waves

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you by asking questions about the common characteristics of volcanoes and earthquakes. It will also ask you about how scientists use these natural phenomenons to learn more about the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following subjects:

  • How volcanoes and earthquakes provide scientists lessons
  • S waves and their associated natural phenomena
  • Behavior of p waves
  • Characteristics of shadow zone

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related s and p wave lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about earthquakes and volcanoes in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding s and p waves and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding s and p waves

Additional Learning

Use the quiz to see how well you understand the subject. Then head over to the corresponding lesson Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Evidence of Earth's Inner Layers to catch up on what you missed. The lesson covers the following:

  • Finding out how scientists create models of the Earth's innards
  • Examining the utility in measuring p and s waves
  • Understanding the relationship between P waves and liquid states of matter
  • Discussing the nefarious shadow zone hidden in the heart of the Earth