Ch 8: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 8: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior

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The Earthquakes and Earth's Interior chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of earthquakes and the Earth's interior. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Earthquakes and Earth's Interior textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Earthquakes and Earth's Interior chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover earthquakes and Earth's interior topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Components of an earthquake
  • Causes of earthquakes
  • Aftershocks and foreshocks
  • Measurement of earthquakes with the Richter Scale
  • Identification of earthquakes with seismic activity
  • Destruction caused by earthquakes
  • Earth's internal layers
  • How scientists study Earth's interior structure

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8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 8: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
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What is an Earthquake? - Definition and Components

1. What is an Earthquake? - Definition and Components

Earthquakes are well known for the damage and destruction they leave behind. But what is an earthquake? In this video lesson you will learn about what causes earthquakes and the various components involved in these powerful natural disasters.

The Causes of Earthquakes

2. The Causes of Earthquakes

In this video lesson you will learn what causes earthquakes and where they occur. You will also understand the theory of elastic rebound, and how this relates to movement of the earth's crust.

Aftershocks & Foreshocks of an Earthquake

3. Aftershocks & Foreshocks of an Earthquake

An earthquake is not an isolated event of ground shaking. Foreshocks and aftershocks occur with most earthquakes, and in this video lesson you will learn about them and how they are part of the overall process.

Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes

4. Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes

In this video lesson, you will learn about earthquake magnitude and how it is measured. You will also learn how that relates to the amount of energy released during an earthquake, as well as how common different magnitude earthquakes are around the world.

Identifying and Understanding Earthquakes Using Seismic Activity

5. Identifying and Understanding Earthquakes Using Seismic Activity

Scientists can learn a lot about earthquakes by studying how they move ground. Using seismic activity, we can learn where an earthquake originated as well as how strong it was. In this video lesson, you will learn about seismic activity and how it relates to our understanding of earthquakes.

Destruction Caused by Earthquakes

6. Destruction Caused by Earthquakes

Earthquakes are well-known for their damage and destruction, and in this video lesson you will learn about the different types of damage that these dangerous natural disasters can cause.

Earth's Internal Layers: Crust, Mantle & Core

7. Earth's Internal Layers: Crust, Mantle & Core

Earth is made up of several different layers, each with unique properties. In this video lesson, you will identify each layer of Earth and how it relates to Earth as a whole.

How Scientists Study Earth's Interior Structure

8. How Scientists Study Earth's Interior Structure

We can't see what Earth's interior is made of, but scientists are able to study it in other ways. In this video lesson, you will learn how seismic activity helps us understand and describe the inner layers of the earth.

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