Just Submitted Earth Science Files

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Locating An Epicenter
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
In this lab, you will use seismograms from three locations to determine the epicenter of an earthquake. You will use the P- and S-wave arrival time difference to determine distance to epicenter, then use a compass to record the distance radius measured.

Intro To Plate Tectonics
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Lab B: The year is 1915. You are a geologist attending a conference (and vacationing!) in Italy where a German meteorologist, Alfred Wegener, has given a lecture from his new book, The Origin of Continents and Oceans.

Intro To Plate Tectonics
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Lab A: The year is 1915. Your name is Alfred Wegener, and you have just published a book entitled, The Origin of Continents and Oceans. In your book, you argue that some 300 million years ago, all of the continents were connected into one giant landmass.

Finding Epicenters
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Using earthquake data, regional maps, and a drawing compass, the student will triangulate the positions of three different earthquakes and then plot their locations on a world map.

Earthquakes And Plate Boundaries
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
The following lab activity requires the use of the Seismic Eruption software.

Earthquake Patterns Lab
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Students will investigate worldwide patterns of earthquakes and determine the relationship of these patterns to types of plate boundaries.

Analysis Of A NYS Earthquake
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Students will analyze a New York State earthquake that happened April 20th, 2002.

Tsunami Labs
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
In this lab you'll study seismograms from 3 different seismic stations recording the magnitude 9.0 Sumatra earthquake of 12/26/2004. By comparing the arrival times of waves on each seismogram, you'll be able to determine distance to the epicenter.

Regents Questions
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Here are regents questions for Plate Tectonics.

World Map (Mercator)
Date Submitted: 2005-09-01
Here are a few nice USGS maps that might be useful. I copied the maps onto transparencies and created a lab where students ultimately overlaid the transparencies to compare and contrast the locations of earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate boundaries.