Grade Range
3rd-7th
Active Time
60 minutes
Total Time
60 minutes
Area of Science
Geology
Key Concepts
earthquakes, plate tectonics, seismic waves
Credits

Overview

Map of the world showing some cities influenced by coastal Earthquakes.

© 2009 California Academy of Sciences

How can we determine the locations of tectonic plate boundaries? How can we use seismic waves to pinpoint the epicenter of an earthquake? In this activity, students will explore these and other questions using seismic data and triangulation.

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Grade Range
3rd-7th
Active Time
60 minutes
Total Time
60 minutes
Area of Science
Geology
Key Concepts
earthquakes, plate tectonics, seismic waves
Credits
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