Outlines and explores the process of locating an earthquake using seismograms and triangulation.
Students collect data to compare the 1906 and 1989 California earthquakes, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Locating Earthquake Epicenters.
This Possible Sentences strategy activates prior knowledge of specific science content by creating sentences using pairs of key vocabulary words.
To build a step-by-step description of a sequence for analysis, discussion, or communication using a Sequence Diagram.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.
Fracking may cause small earthquakes in regions that are seismically quiet, but one earthquake does not help scientists make a conclusion either way.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Locating Earthquake Epicenters. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
An animated travel-time graphic for the 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake shows how travel times are determined.
Examines the travel-time curves plotted by a single seismograph station.