Scientific analysis of natural phenomenon occurs daily

Empirical Data: Earthquakes
Purpose: Science is an ongoing and dynamic process. Data collection and scientific analysis of natural phenomenon occurs daily, adding to our understanding of the natural world. The purpose of this activity is to explore methods scientists use to collect, analyze, and interpret seismic data generated during earthquake events. These methods are also used to classify earthquakes and determine the locations and likelihood of future earthquake events.
Objective addressed:
1. Empirical & Quantitative Skills: to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed onclusions
Student learning outcome:
1. Students will be able to work with multiple datasets, plot and interpret graphs, and apply sound scientific reasoning.