University of WashingtonAbout Earthquakes
basics about earthquakes
NOVABirth of the Himalayas
brief description of the origin of the Himalaya Mountains
Berkeley Seismology LabBSL Outreach
Wonderful diverse collection of videos and animations, as well as links to lesson plans and educational resources.
About GeologyCalifornia Subduction Rocks
A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.
USGSChile M7.0 January 12, 2010 and M8.8 February 27, 2010 Educational Slides
Details on the rupture of the two earthquakes, the shaking distribution, aftershock zone, estimated fatality numbers, and comparisons between the two.
NASAContinents in Collision: Pangea Ultima
Short news piece with images
PBS-NovaContinents on the Move
How do we know that continents are still moving?
USGSCoquimbo, Chile M8.3 Educational Slides
Educational slides for the M8.3 Coquimbo, Chile M8.3 earthquake.
USGSCreep Evidence of Active Faulting
Information about creep on faults, and specifically the Hayward fault.
USGS & DLESEDiscover Our Earth
Portal for teachers and students for learn the basics about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, topography, and sea level changes.
UC Santa BarbaraDownloadable Animations
Animation clips and other geo-educational items
ScrippsEarth Like a Puzzle
Plate tectonics basics.
Univ. of WisconsinEarth Science Course Notes & Graphics
Professor Steve Dutch's excellent online resources for earth sciences with great images for teaching; all the goodies are behind the "Notes" links
Purdue Univ.Earth Science Education Activities
a wealth of excellent hands-on activities for teaching about earthquakes, volcanoes, seismic waves, plate tectonics, earth structure, seismic waves, convection, seismometers and more!
NASAEarth Science Explorer
USGSEarthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download
PDF format of a complete PowerPoint show for the basics (Zip file)
Carleton College/NAGT materialsEarthquake Visualizations
Visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about various geophysics topics. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, as well as numerous illustrations and photos.
The Geological SocietyEarthquakes
PodCasts, presentations and fact sheets on the basics of earthquakes.
W.H. Freeman & Co.Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion
links related to subjects covered in book
USGSEarthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies
discussion about facts versus fantasies
EarthScopeEarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers
Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.
DLESEEvidence for Plate Tectonics-Teaching Box
Collection of interrelated learn concepts that focuses on finding the evidence for plate tectonics using digital resources, education standards, and comprehensive lesson plans.
USGS & U.S. National Park ServiceExplore Nature - Plate Tectonics
excellent presentation with vivid graphics
AGI - American Geosciences InstituteFaces of the Earth
4 videos: Building the Planet, Shaping the Planet, Assembling America, A Human World
Univ. of KentuckyGeology Animations, Interactive Exercises, and now... Songs!
Animations of geological processes.
Geological Society of AmericaGSA Free Teacher Resources
A good resource for educators that includes lesson plans, info on state standards, awards, and reading suggestions
How Stuff WorksHow Earthquakes Work
Description of the basics
IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutes for SeismologyIRIS Education Resources
A multitude of educational resources for earthquake science, from visualizations and animations, to lessons and educational software. Awesome!
UNAVCOJules Verne Voyager and Jules Verne Voyager, Jr.
USGSLarge Plate Puzzle (PDF)
cut a large world map into puzzle pieces along plate boundaries, students discuss individually land then for the whole map after the class puts pieces together; simple but powerful, discussion Q/A included
MARGINS - Lamont-DohertyMARGINS Mini-Lesson Collection
Mini-lessons, powerpoint presentations, research nuggets and more, focussed on continental margins and plate tectonics.
PBSMountain Maker, Earth Shaker
Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape
New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in EducationMusical Plates
use realtime data to plot earthquakes and solve problems
USGSNepal Earthquake Sequence Educational Slides
USGSPBJ Fault (PDF)
demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker
The Geological Society - UKPlate Tectonics
Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.
QuiaPlate Tectonics Activities
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)SCEC Communication, Education and Outreach
Many excellent resources for Public Education and Preparedness, K-14 Earthquake Education, and Experiential Learning and Career Advancement. Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country downloadable booklets for learning about earthquake hazards and safety recommendations in many different languages and for many different areas of the United States.
USGSSea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating
Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction.
Blackwell PublishingSeismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure, An Introduction to
online companion to the textbook by Seth Stein and Michael Wysession with electronic versions of all images and access to homework problems and solutions; also includes errata
University of Illinois ExtensionShake, Rattle, and Slide
Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.
CaltechTheory of the Earth
online book on the science of earthquakes
CaltechTheory of the Earth, The New
This is the only book on the whole landscape of deep Earth processes that ties together all the strands of the subdisciplines.
This book is a complete update of Anderson’s Theory of the Earth (1989).
USGSThis Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication
USGSThis Dynamic Planet
World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics
USGSTohoku, Japan 2011 M9.0 Educational Slides
Educational slides for the 2011 Tohoku,Japan M9.0 Earthquake.
Paleontological Research InstitutionTransforming California: Landforms of the San Andreas Fault
PowerPoint presentation of digital images (60.7 Mb) exploring the landforms found along the San Andreas Fault. Designed for classroom use with a complementing narrative for each slide. One of the many Earthtrip Virtual Field Trips to explore.
UC Santa BarbaraUnderstanding Earthquakes
Brief history of seismology to 1910, earthquake and plate tectonic quizzes, earthquake accounts by famous people, elastic rebound animation, and links to addition resources.
The Why FilesUnderstanding Quakes
description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey
Oregon State UniversityVolcano World's Earth Science Lessons
Lots of great earth science lessons good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs