Thursday, 23 July 2015

How does the Richter Scale Work?

Constructing a structure to withstand an Earthquake is an interesting thought. An earthquake intensity is measured on a Richter Scale.
This experiment was a fabulous learning experience. Enjoy these snaps...

Then the testing...scale 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 that's how far our arms could reach. 

The students really learned a great deal from this hands on learning experience. They reflected their learning on their own personal learning blogs.


  1. I liked how even though they were working diligently they were obviously having fun. It is an activity I will look forward to in year 6.

  2. Yes it certainly was fun and the students learned so much.