USGS100% Chance of an Earthquake
University of WashingtonAbout Earthquakes
basics about earthquakes
San Diego State Univ.Animation of P, S & Surface Waves
Seismic wave animations, requires Adobe Shockwave Player
USGSAnimations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts
Flash animations illustrating basic earthquake terms and concepts.
FEMABe a Hero: Kid's - ready.gov
Activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness
USGSCool Earthquake Facts
fascinating earthquake facts
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.
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 (PPT Zip file)
USGSEarthquake ABC: A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings
by kids for kids, with a special section for parents and teachers
Univ. of UtahEarthquake Education Services
lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front
explore the history behind earthquake monitoring; list of additional readings and links also included
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
USGSEarthquake Science Explained
A series of short articles for students, teachers, and parents originally published as weekly features in The San Francisco Chronicle. This USGS General Information Product presents some of the new understanding gained and scientific advances made in the century since the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
general overview of earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
The Geological SocietyEarthquakes
PodCasts, presentations and fact sheets on the basics of earthquakes.
British Geological SurveyEarthquakes
Information on the basics of earthquakes.
W.H. Freeman & Co.Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion
links related to subjects covered in book
National GeographicEarthquakes: Seismic Destruction
links to photos of earthquake effects and tsunami effects
EarthScopeEarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers
Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.
USGS & many other organizationsEchando Raices en Tierra de Terremotos
Este manual provee información sobre por qué nos deben preocupar los terremotos en el Sur de California, qué debemos hacer para estar seguros y reducir el daño, y también qué debemos saber de lo básico sobre terremotos.
New Mexico Bureau of Mines & ResourcesEducational Activities
Origami, building models, historical seismologists
ExploratoriumFaultline:Seismic Science at the Epicenter
lots of resources, information, activities and graphics concerning earthquakes in California
UC Museum of Paleontology, BerkeleyGeological Online Exhibits
geologic time scale, plate tectonics animation, and more!
Geology CentralGeology Central
links to resources for Geology and Geophysics
Univ. of HoustonGeophysics Course Resources on the Internet
list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels
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
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGSInvestigating Earthquakes Through Regional Seismicity
excellent graphics, animations and activities
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!
Dromore National School, Republic of Ireland & USGSKid's Earthquake Questions & Answers
kids' questions answered by scientists
NOAAKid's Hazards Quiz
short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur
Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)Learn About Quakes & Get Prepared
Information, activities, interactive games, and puzzles
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.
PBSMountain Maker, Earth Shaker
Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape
USGSOnline Wordsearch Puzzles
Interactive wordsearch puzzles with earthquake-related words
QuiaPlate Tectonics Activities
USGSPodcasts by USGS about Earthquakes
Collection of USGS CoreCasts (audio) about a variety of earthquake topics and issues.
USGSPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition
Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US
USGS & many other organizationsPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition
Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California
USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - SCA edition
Earthquakes and preparedness in southern California
Utah Seismic Safety CommissionPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition
Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah
USGSRecommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults
list of books
USGS & Green Frog NewsRock'n on Shakey Ground (4MB PDF)
The basics of earthquake science written especially for the elementary school level.
USGSSan Andreas Fault, The
overview of the San Andreas Fault, online USGS general interest publication
PBSSavage Earth, The
slick presentation of the earthquake basics with great graphics and animations
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
USGSScience of Earthquakes, The
brief and basic earthquake science concepts
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
Scripps Institution of OceanographyThe Richter Scale
An interactive demonstration of calculating the magnitude of an earthquake based on amplitude and S and P wave locations
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
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
UPSeis, Univ. of MichiganUPSeis Seismology Questions Answered
magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards
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