Earthquake - Recording Station


Using an earthquake recording station, learn how to determine the distance between the station and an earthquake based on the time difference between the arrival of the primary and secondary seismic waves. A real-time recording chart is generated, and the times between the waves can be measured.

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    Have students graph Delta T vs Distance - the straight line shows the constant relationship btw the variables - ALGEBRA tie in!

    Recommended For:  Earth/Space Science

    By: Gizmo User from Massachusetts

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    Excellent to have students work on an application for waves. Good to link it with the "Determination of Epicenter" Gizmo.

    Recommended For:  AP Physics, Physics

    By: Gizmo User from Ontario

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    With a little explaining, this Gizmo really shows students how to read a seismogam, P, and S waves.

    Recommended For:  Earth/Space Science

    By: Gizmo User from Florida

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