Middle School / Earth Science

Investigating Seismic Waves

In this lab, students will use a light sensor to measure the amplitude and frequency of vibrations during three simulated earthquakes.


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Source: Lab #04

Middle School Earth Science Teacher Guide

Investigating Seismic Waves