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Other

Description:

Students in groups of two are giving access to 3 component seismograms from four locations through Google Earth. They are then asked to pick the P-wave and S-wave arrivals using OneNote and convert the time lag into a distance to epicenter. A circle drawing application in Google Earth then allows them to plot possible locations for the earthquake epicenter. This activity gives students practice in interpreting data, analyzing uncertainty and error in data or data analysis, and peer teaching Uses online and/or real-time data

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200031953T,Earthquakes,Geoscience,Seismology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Teaching with Visuals,NSDL

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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