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Learning Exercise: Locating Earthquake Epicenter

Title:
Locating Earthquake Epicenter
Material:
Description:
This site is an interactive lab in which students simulate an earthquake to record the P-S wave. Using the data obtained, students can graph the data and find the epicenter of the earthquake.
Course: Earth Science: California Geology

Info

Submitted by:
Xu vang
Date Last Modified:
June 29, 2005

Exercise

Students will be placed in a group of 2. Students will go through the tutorial
to get an idea of how to start the simulation, and navigate through the symbols
of the tutorial. Students will then simulate and earthquake and try to find the
epicenter.

Disciplines

Audience

  • High School

Topics

Earthquake hazards
P-S wave properties
Epicenter

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to make data table and graphs.
Students will be able to find the epicenter of an earthquake using the Boreal Triangulation.

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team