University of WashingtonAbout Earthquakes
basics about earthquakes
Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)Animations & Interactive Animations of Seismology Fundamentals
animations illustrating the fundamentals of earthquakes and seismology
NOVABirth of the Himalayas
brief description of the origin of the Himalaya Mountains
About GeologyCalifornia Subduction Rocks
A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.
USGSChile (02/27/2010) Educational Slide Set
Educational slideset for the 02/27/2010 Chile Earthquake( Download PDF)
NASAContinents in Collision: Pangea Ultima
short news piece with images
PBS-NovaContinents on the Move
How do we know that continents are still moving?
USGSCreep Evidence of Active Faulting
Information about creep on faults, and specifically the Hayward fault.
TASA Graphic ArtsDigital Online Geology - Earthquakes
Online version of "Earthquakes" by Edward
J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, and Dennis Tasa. This informative chapter about earthquakes has images, text, quizzes, and narrated animations explaining what happens when earthquakes occur.
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
UC Santa BarbaraDownloadable Freeware
(Mac only) plate tectonic animations, orogeny, Our Dynamic Planet, Origins of Life
part of a larger publication
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
BerkeleyEarth Science Lesson Plans
variety of activities from Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology website
Oregon State UniversityEarth Science Lessons
lessons developed by an elementary school teacher, but good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs
Extreme ScienceEarth Science World Records
description and graphics of plate tectonics, earthquakes, and more
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics
overview with good graphics and lots of details
USGSEarthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download
a complete PowerPoint show for the basics
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.
USGSEducational slides for the M7.0 January 12, 2010 and M8.8 February 27, 2010 Chile earthquakes
Details on the rupture of the two earthquakes, the shaking distribution, aftershock zone, estimated fatality numbers, and comparisons between the two.Slides with notes
W.W. Norton and CompanyEssentials of Geology Animations
A collection of animations describing concepts of geology
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.
Geological Society of AmericaGSA Free Teacher Resources
A good resource for educators that includes lesson plans, info on state standards, awards, and reading suggestions
Oregon State UniversityHow Earth's Plates Move
slide-show type presentation
How Stuff WorksHow Earthquakes Work
description of the basics
Houghton Mifflin Company College DivisionInside Geology - Chapter 12: Plate Tectonics: Creating Oceans and Continents
companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries
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 Education & Outreach Resources
Mini-lessons, powerpoint presentations, research nuggets and more.
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
NASAOn the Move: Continental Drift & Plate Tectonics
description of plate tectonic history and mechanics
UC Santa BarbaraOur Dynamic Plate CD-ROM
CD-ROM you can order
UT ArlingtonPaleoMap Project
plate tectonics, earth history, climate history, lesson plans, software, and more
Oregon State UniversityPangea to Present
slide-show type presentation
USGSPBJ Fault (PDF)
demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker
Geodynamics Research Group, PSUPlate Boundary Structure Along the San Andreas Fault
Plate Boundary Structure Along the San Andreas Fault
Carleton College/NAGT materialsPlate Tectonic Movement 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 SocietyPlate Tectonics
Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.
QuiaPlate Tectonics Activities
Univ. of Nevada, RenoPlate Tectonics, Their Cause
graphics and brief summary
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.
USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module
excellent graphics, animations and activities
TASA Graphic Arts, Inc.TASA Graphic Arts, Inc.
Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, The Theory of Plate Tectonics CDROMS, and more you can order
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 ( PDF version
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.
The Why FilesUnderstanding Quakes
description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey
Univ. of KentuckyVirtual Plate Reconstructions
exploration of plate tectonics
USGS & U.S. National Park ServiceWhat on Earth is Plate Tectonics?
excellent presentation with vivid graphics
National GeographicXpeditions: Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Compare plate tectonic maps with population density maps, and analyze what these maps imply about population and seismic hazards.