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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Science Intensive with Mrs Sigamoney! Earthquakes⛈️πŸ’¨πŸ˜±

Room 7 learnt about Earthquakes in Room 9, we learnt some basic information, then to move onto essential information, we also had an assignment/experiment on how to create a sturdy building using straws and other items so that it would be able to hold a 225 gram sand bag! Let's get onto the learning..

What is inside the earth?
The remote structure of the Earth has many spherical layers, but in the very inside of the Earth lays a Mantle the center of the Earth! The mantle is made of metal, and is split into two apparent regions, the Inner Core which consists approximately 20% Ni and 80% Fe (Nickel and Iron). Next is the Outer Core which consists of liquid metal.

What are the different ways the plates move?
* Divergent Boundaries which separate from each other forming rift valleys or mid-oceanic ridges.
Convergent Boundaries are when the tectonic plates collide and move towards together.
Transform Boundaries happen when two plates grind past each other with neutral amount Divergent B and Convergent B (Boundaries).
And more!

What happens when the plates move?
When the plates move, there are 4 big impacts that the Earth has, the plates move and further forms oceans, mountains, continents.

List the 10 most earthquake-prone countries in the world
Choose one of the following countries and research what they are doing to make their buildings more earthquake prone.
Japan, Nepal, India, Ecuador, Philippines, Pakistan, Mexico, El Salvador, Indonesia and Turkey.

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