Locating Earthquake Epicenter Lab




Turn your classroom into a seismic research center! With the “Using the Modified Mercalli Scale to Locate an Epicenter Lab”, students will learn to apply the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, a fundamental tool used by seismologists worldwide. They’ll gain a deeper understanding of earthquake impact assessment, helping them appreciate the significance of this scale in the field.
This lab challenges them to interpret data, make hypotheses, and use deductive reasoning to triangulate the epicenter’s location.
Whether you teach middle or high school students, this lab is adaptable to different grade levels, making it a versatile addition to your curriculum.
An answer key is included as well.

Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 22
Teaching Duration: 60 Minutes


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