Students imagine themselves as a news reporter, seismologist and local resident. The local news team is sick and they've been asked to report on a recent quake. They must investigate, locate the epicenter and present their report.
Time - About three class periods of 50 minutes each or two class periods or 100 minutes each.
Number of students accommodated - 1-36. See notes regarding how to conduct this activity with few students.
Wallspace - relatively large horizontal space at least one whiteboard wide.
Computers - one per 2-3 students.
|Reading an analog clock|
|•||Reading an analog clock|
|•||Reading data points|
|•||Making your own graph|
|The connection between mathematical and graphical representations of phenomena|
Determination of seismic risk
|•||Faults and earthquakes|
|•||Engineering solutions for seismic safety and preservation of culturally valuable places|
| 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.