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"I love the resources, they're nicely linked to curriculum objectives and easy to pick up. Especially good for the
science-phobic amongst us as the ideas are all there."
Kay Wilkie, Year 6 teacher
How seismographs work
This explanation text for year 3 and year 4 describes in detail how scientists can measure the movement of the earth beneath you using a seismograph. When an earthquake strikes, the ground underneath the seismograph moves up and down, side to side, or both. Large seismographs use a series of tiny levers to magnify the tiny movements, allowing them to detect very small tremors.
This downloadable reading pack includes:
An A3 reading spread for you to print.
Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum.