Science Courseware – Earthquakes

Edmonton teacher and friend, Corey Karvonen-Lee, passed on this site that helps students to examine the magnitude of earthquakes. You need to have Flash and Java running on your browser for it to work. The site description says that it is an inquiry-based activity that helps studentslearn about the fundamental concepts of how earthquake (seismic) waves are used to locate an earthquake’s epicenter and to determine its Richter magnitude. Start by clicking the demonstration button for an overview, and work your way through from there.

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