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Earthquakes: P and S waves

Earthquakes: P and S waves
Earthquakes: P and S waves
Earthquakes: P and S waves
Earthquakes: P and S waves
Earthquakes: P and S waves
Earthquakes: P and S waves
Earthquakes: P and S waves
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A distance/time graph of P and S waves is an important tool in the study of earthquakes. This resources provides the data table and custom graph paper for students to create this graph. From plotting the data, students see how P and S waves travel at different speeds and how the time between their arrivals can be used to measure the distance from the epicenter. Two versions of custom graph paper are included; with and without axis labeled which allows you to differentiate the activity.

For students that finish early, this resource also includes a worksheet with questions where students must use the time/distance graph to answer. Answer key provided.

Other Science Resources for Earthquakes
1. Layers of the Earth Layers of the Earth
2. Density of Core and Crust Measure the Density of the Core and Crust
3. Tectonic Plates Tectonic Plates
4. Seafloor Spreading Seafloor Spreading Model
5. Earthquakes and the Richter Scale Earthquakes and the Richter Scale
6. Seismic Waves Seismic Waves
7. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
8. The Jello Earthquake The Great Jello Earthquake
9. P and S waves
10. Finding the Epicenter Finding the Epicenter
11. The Metallic Core of the Earth The Metallic Core of the Earth
12. Tsunamis Tsunamis

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