IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to Java Compatibility issues with browsers, this website only works with NON-CHROME browsers at the moment. Be aware of this if you are going to do this activity in class!
This activity is a great self-paced WebQuest that walks students through the processes involved in the measurement of earthquakes. Students will explain and create a distance-time graph for an earthquake, and will then be able to practice triangulation of the epicenter using an example earthquake.
This product also provides instructions for how to collect class-wide assessment data during this WebQuest.
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Still having trouble? Try adjusting your java securities:
Oracle has changed how Java applets run in browsers. To get Java applets to run, you need to go into the Java control panel and add http://www.scienceourseware.org/ & http://www.scienceourseware.com/ to the site exception list in the security tab. Alternatively, you could change the security level for Java to medium which would allow unsigned applets from all sites to run. Note that on Windows, the Java control panel installed into the Windows Control Panel is out of date. Please run the "Configure Java" program from the Windows Start Menu to get the site exception list option.
If you're looking for a less-inquiry-focused version that still works with Chrome/Chromebooks, you can adjust the instructions for use with the earlier version of this activity, located here: