Carleton College/NAGT materials1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations
This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the earthquake and fire.
USGSA Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906
Investigate the shaking intensity and magnitude of these two earthquakes.
SUNY BinghamtonDemonstrations of Geophysical Principles Applicable to the Properties and Processes of the Earth's Interior
demonstrations with photos and graphics
Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)Designing Structures to Perform Well During an Earthquake
discussion and lesson plans
USGS & DLESEDiscover Our Earth
Portal for teachers and students for learn the basics about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, topography, and sea level changes.
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!
Oregon State UniversityEarth Science Lessons
lessons developed by an elementary school teacher, but good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs
Univ. of UtahEarthquake Education Services
lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front
Florida Intl. Univ.Earthquake Practice Quiz
Newton's AppleEarthquakes & All Shook Up
design and build an earthquake-proof structure
New Mexico Bureau of Mines & ResourcesEducational Activities
Origami, building models, historical seismologists
USGSEQs on the Surface (PDF)
use topo maps, seismicity maps, and fault maps to understand the connection between the surface features, locations of EQs and mapped faults
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
USGSHuman Wave (PDF)
learn about the motions of P & S waves with a fun participating exercise
USGS Albuquerque Seismological LaboratoryIdeas for Activities Using Live Seismograms
ideas for how to use real-time earthquake information in the classroom
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGSInvestigating Earthquakes Through Regional Seismicity
excellent graphics, animations and activities
John F. Pattie ElementaryJourney to the Center of the Earth
Created by 100 5th grade students
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
DLESELiving in Earthquake Country-Teaching Box
Explores how and why earthquakes cause damage, seismic waves, the ability of scientists to predict the likelihood and severity of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity, the occurrence of earthquakes along patches of planar faults, and the potential damage caused by earthquakes such as landslides, liquefaction, or structural failure.
DLESELiving in Earthquake Country: A Teaching Box
7 lessons with the goal of teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. Explores seismic waves, the ability of scientists to predict the likelihood and severity of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity, the occurrence of earthquakes along patches of planar faults, and the potential damage caused by earthquakes such as landslides, liquefaction, or structural failure.
USGSMagnitude versus Intensity Lesson (PDF)
classroom lesson to teach the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensities
MARGINS - Lamont-DohertyMARGINS Education & Outreach Resources
Mini-lessons, powerpoint presentations, research nuggets and more.
Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)MegaQuakes/Earthquake Simulator
dial up an earthquake and see the results
New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in EducationMusical Plates
use realtime data to plot earthquakes and solve problems
USGSPBJ Fault (PDF)
demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker
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.
Montgomery Cty Public SchoolsRemote-Sensing Seismic Activities
you are the planner, and you have to consider the earthquake hazards and risks
University of Illinois ExtensionShake, Rattle, and Slide
Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)Shakes & Quakes
Legos and earthquakes
Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)Soil & Earthquakes
BerkeleySurfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes
lesson plan using Internet
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
PBS-NOVAThe Wave that Shook the World
Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
learn about tsunamis with a model
Oregon State UniversityVolcano World's Activities for Plate Tectonics
slide-style coverage of the basics
USGSWho Dunit? and the Law of Superposition (PDF)
solve a crime, and then use those same skills to understand the Law of Superposition (older layers of the earth on bottom) with a fun WhoDunit? investigation and then use your skills to solve a geological mystery
National GeographicXpeditions: Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Compare plate tectonic maps with population density maps, and analyze what these maps imply about population and seismic hazards.