Earthquakes: Finding the Epicenter

Rated 4.94 out of 5, based on 16 reviews
16 Ratings
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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This is a great resource for practicing finding epicenters. The only thing I added was an extra column for gap time so my students could see how they converted that to distance. Thank you!
My students really enjoyed this activity and felt like real seismologists! They loved the challenge of finding the epicenter! Great resource.
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Your students will feel like seismologists as they use p-wave and s-wave arrival times AND triangulation to locate the epicenter of an earthquake!!

Follow up questions included. THEN, there is a second earthquake in the same state! For homework, have students practice what they did in class and find the second epicenter. All answer keys included. Enjoy!


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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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