|Walk - Run Activity: An S and P Wave Travel Time Simulation|
In this activity, the process of finding the epicenter of an earthquake with a travel time graph is simulated. During the course of this activity students will model how earthquake waves travel through the Earth at different speeds, construct and utilize a graph to characterize the relationship between distance and time of travel of seismic waves (a travel time-curve), and use the constructed time-travel graphs to locate the epicenter of a simulated earthquake by triangulation. The site contains detailed instructions and all of the charts and graphs required. Sample data is also included.
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No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright 2000. L. Braile and S. Braile. Permission granted for reproduction for non-commercial uses.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-433
This resource is referenced by 'Explorations in Earth Science: Earth Science Education Demonstrations, Lessons and Activities'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Prof Larry W. Braile
Author: Sheryl J. Brtaile
Happy Hallow School