Epicenter and Earthquakes

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A fantastic measuring activity for earthquakes. Students first learn that seismographs from three different locations are needed in order to find the location of an epicenter. Based on the differences in P and S wave arrival times, students read the distance from the epicenter from a distance/time graph. They then use a map scale to draw circles around each of the three cities with the correct radii to find the epicenter. The activity requires the availability of compasses to draw the circles.

This packet includes quality document camera-ready images and notes that will enable you to model the activity for your students. The resource actually provides two separate activities, one for a west coast earthquake and one for an east coast quake earthquake. The student data tables, maps, and distance graphs are provided for both as is a grading rubric for the activity.

In addition, you also get a Who-am-I review worksheet on the topic of earthquakes. This could be completed in-class or even serve as a short homework assignment for students. The answer key is included.

Below is more information about individual Earthquake topics in this Bundle. Check out their previews!

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 The Speed of P and S waves
10. Finding the Epicenter
11. The Metallic Core of the Earth The Metallic Core of the Earth
12. Tsunamis Tsunamis

And then there is all of the above in one fabulous lesson plan bundle! Take advantage of this BUNDLE purchase and you will automatically save 20% on this product and each of the other individual earthquake topic products. Bundle of Lesson Plans for Earthquakes

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Epicenter and Earthquakes
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Epicenter and Earthquakes
Epicenter and Earthquakes