Mercalli Earthquake Activity
This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Reviewed Teaching Collection
This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are
- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
- Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page
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This activity has benefited from input from faculty educators beyond the author through a review and suggestion process. This review took place as a part of a faculty professional development workshop where groups of faculty reviewed each others' activities and offered feedback and ideas for improvements. To learn more about the process On the Cutting Edge uses for activity review, see http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/review.html.
This page first made public: May 16, 2008
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Describe what the Mercalli scale measures, its strengths and weaknesses and determine that it varies from the Richter scale.
- Describe some of the events that occur during an earthquake
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
Quiz assessment follows after brief lecture follow-up.
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment (Microsoft Word 49kB May5 08)