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
DLESEDigital Library for Earth Science Education
Searchable database of educational earth science resources for all grade levels.
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!
Univ. of UtahEarthquake Education Services
lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front
Florida Intl. Univ.Earthquake Practice Quiz
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.
EarthScopeEarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers
Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.
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
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!
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: 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 Mini-Lesson Collection
Mini-lessons, powerpoint presentations, research nuggets and more, focussed on continental margins and plate tectonics.
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
Montgomery Cty Public SchoolsRemote-Sensing Seismic Activities
you are the planner, and you have to consider the earthquake hazards and risks
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.
Carleton CollegeScience Education Resource Center (SERC)
Whether you're an undergraduate faculty member or a K-12 science teacher our suite of partner projects have materials you can use today. Connect with a community of peers as they share what really works in their classrooms.
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
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 Earth Science Lessons
Lots of great earth science lessons good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs
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