Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, students use walking and running speeds to simulate the difference in S- and P-wave travel times, a property used in the location of earthquakes. They will construct travel time curves using their measurements of walking and running arrival times and calculate the epicenter of a hypothetical earthquake by using triangulation.

Subjects:

  • Science > Physics
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • 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:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Science -- Earth science,Science -- Geology,Early Elementary,Technical Education (Lower Division),Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Science -- Physics,High School,General Public,Technical Education (Upper Division),Higher Education,Science -- Instructional issues,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20111121155610395T,Elementary School,Education,Physics,Geoscience,NSDL

Language:

English

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