Investigation 2.1 Reflection corrections due to Schoology by 8am on Tuesday, February 17th.
Instructions to the Students
As I'm soaring through the air at a whopping 830 km/h to the AAAS conference, you'll be learning how to find the epicenter of an earthquake. I need you to download handout 72 below to Notability and then return to this page. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Okay, so now that you've got the handout, here's what you're going to do. You will open the link below. Read all of the information on the page before continuing to the next step. This site will teach you how to find the epicenter of an earthquake. It will do all of the math for you (yay!), but you have to provide it with the correct data for it to do that.
Please take your time with this activity and read everything carefully. Small errors in your measurements will not help you. Seriously. This site is picky! And for good reason: you need to make accurate measurements in science. If any of your measurements are too far off, the site will let you know, but only at the end of the process. Then, it will make you start over again! So, take your time, measure carefully, and input the accurate data.
Your goal is to find the epicenter of one earthquake. However, if you still have time remaining, continue practicing locating the epicenter! Part of the lesson 3 reflection will be telling me how you find the epicenter. The more you practice, the more you'll become familiar with the process.
If you finish all four locations before the end of class, please work on corrections, do homework for another class, or go learn more about some historical earthquakes.
Have a great 3-day weekend and I'll see you all on Tuesday.
Link for Today's Activity
- Virtual Earthquakes
You received one handout today:
- Handout 72: Virtual Earthquakes