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Title: Walk-Run Activity: An S and P Wave Travel Time Simulation
Url: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/walkrun/walkrun.htm
Creator: Braile, Larry
Publisher: Purdue University
Description: In this activity, students use walking and running speeds to simulate the difference in S- and P-wave travel times, a property used in the location of earthquakes. They will construct travel time curves using their measurements of walking and running arrival times and calculate the epicenter of a hypothetical earthquake by using triangulation.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Instruments. Seismometry
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Seismic waves. Elastic waves
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Physics -- Waves
Geology -- Seismic waves
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-11-03 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-30 14:28:51 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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