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The Richter Scale Lesson for Kids

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What does the Richter scale measure?

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1. What tool is used to measure earthquakes?

2. Who invented the Richter scale?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo tests you on what the Richter scale is for, where it ends, and what the machine is that actually does the measuring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer test questions on:

  • What the Richter scale measures
  • How high the scale goes
  • Which tool takes the measurements

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about who invented the Richter scale
  • Information recall - remember what you read about the highest number on the Richter scale
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to name the country where the earthquake that measured highest on the Richter scale took place

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called, The Richter Scale Lesson for Kids to find out more. This lesson teaches you how to:

  • Explain why we can't see the Richter scale
  • Discuss what a seismologist does
  • Describe what microquakes are and how often they can happen
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