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In this topic we will focus on Earth's interior and how, through the use of seismic data, we have come to understand the different properties within Earth. We will also focus on earthquakes and how we use seismic waves to locate their epicenters.

Earth's Interior

Students will be able to identify how seismic waves led to our understanding of Earth’s interior.



Students will be able to recognize the different types of seismic waves and how they propagate within Earth's interior.

Locating Epicenters

Students will be able to use arrival time differences between seismic waves to locate the epicenter of an earthquake.


Earthquakes and Hazards

Students will explore some of the largest earthquakes and the potential hazards that they pose on mankind.

Topic Test Review

Students will review the concepts and key ideas from the Earthquakes topic in preparation for their exam.

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