USGSAnimations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts
Flash animations illustrating basic earthquake terms and concepts.
SUNY BinghamtonAnimations Illustrating Simple Wave Propagation Concepts
propagation, reflection, refraction, standing waves
Berkeley Seismology LabBSL Outreach
Wonderful diverse collection of videos and animations, as well as links to lesson plans and educational resources.
USGSDarfield, New Zealand Earthquake (09/03/2010) and its Aftershocks, Including the 02/21/2011 Christchurch Event
Educational slideset for the 09/03/2010 Darfield, New Zealand Earthquake and its Aftershocks, Including the 02/21/2011 Christchurch Event (Download PDF)
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.
UC Santa BarbaraDownloadable Animations
Animation clips and other geo-educational items
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!
Univ. of UtahEarthquake Education Services
lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front
Florida Intl. Univ.Earthquake Practice Quiz
USGSEarthquake Quartet #1
USGS seismologist Andrew Michael explores both music and audio playbacks of the earth shaking and finds new ways to learn about the earth, earthquakes, musical instruments and music.
Univ. of HoustonEarthquake 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.
New Mexico Bureau of Mines & ResourcesEducational Activities
Origami, building models, historical seismologists
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
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.
Geology CentralGeology Central
links to resources for Geology and Geophysics
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
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.
USGSScience Fair Project Ideas
specific projects with directions and ideas
USGSSea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating
Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction.
Arizona State UniversitySeismology Teaching Resources
Educational page with seismo links, diagrams, animations, and other teaching resources.
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
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)Shakes & Quakes
Legos and earthquakes
USGS Open-File Report 98-767 (online)
USGSTeacher's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Geophysics Maps
USGS Open File Report 95-479 (online)
learn about tsunamis with a model
Calstate LAVirtual Earthquake & Other Labs
you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude
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