Working in groups of three, you and two of your classmates will produce the news story. One of you will play the roles of - seismologist, news reporter and witness at the scene.
You will rely on each other's expertise to locate the earthquake epicenter as a group, using a triangulation technique used by real scientists.
Once you've found the location of the earthquake, each of you will research your roles and work together to deliver the story.
The audience will act on the information in your report.
| This activity was produced by Earthguide, the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) - California, and the Enhancing Science Education Through Technology (ESETT) program at the EdTech Department at San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
Teacher - Felicia Ryder at Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego Unified School District.
Educator/web developer - Memorie Yasuda at Earthguide, Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Educational technologies resource teacher - Mike Senise at ESETT, San Diego Unified School District.
Scientist - Dr. Cheryl Peach at COSEE and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.