Here are some activities we did to study earthquakes,
and how wave energy works.
Click the small pictures to see the bigger pictures.
Slinkies are great things. They can be used to demonstrate
the types of energy waves that earthquakes generate.
Here is an "S" wave. An "S" is a wave bouncing in the shape
of an "S".
The box of cards in the background of this picture were used
to further simulate the effects of an earthquake
Sometimes earthquakes occur under the ocean. When that happens, a wave
motion is created in the water. This is call a "tsunami", and can be demonstrated
in miniature by using a pan of water and floating dominos. The dominos were placed on
top of a lid, and when the water was shaken, the dominos fell over.