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Animation of P, S & Surface Waves — seismic wave animations

San Diego State Univ.
  • Seismic waves
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience

Are You Ready? - For Kids — Hazards preparedness information aimed at kids, parents, and educators.

American Red Cross
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Coloring Pages to Print — Earthquake-related coloring pages to print out and color

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Designing Structures to Perform Well During an Earthquake — discussion and lesson plans

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • College

Discover Our Earth — Portal for teachers and students for learn the basics about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, topography, and sea level changes.

USGS & DLESE
  • Plate tectonics
  • Lessons online
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Downloadable Freeware — (Mac only) plate tectonic animations, orogeny, Our Dynamic Planet, Origins of Life

UC Santa Barbara
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquake Practice Quiz — online quiz

Florida Intl. Univ.
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Quiz — Online quiz

UC Santa Barbara
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconFun & Games
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Quiz — online quiz

Univ. of Houston
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Education & Outreach Software — Downloadable software to manipulate seismograms and for visualization.

Binghamton Univ Geological Sciences
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Education resources
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • College

Geophysics Course Resources on the Internet — list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels

Univ. of Houston
  • Basics
  • Geology
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • College

Global Earthquake Explorer, The — easy tool for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data

Univ. of South Carolina, IRIS
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Great Quakes — description, graphics and animations about seismic waves, locations of earthquakes, effects, and earthquake engineering

Discovery Online
  • Basics
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Investigating Earthquakes Through Regional Seismicity — excellent graphics, animations and activities

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Lessons online
  • Seismicity
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School

Journey to the Center of the Earth — Created by 100 5th grade students

John F. Pattie Elementary
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school

Jules Verne Voyager and Jules Verne Voyager, Jr. — an interactive map tool that enables students and scientists to better understand the relationships between geophysical and geological processes, structures, and measurements with high-precision GPS data. These are Javascript based tools.

UNAVCO
  • Seismicity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Maps
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Kid Zone — Games, puzzles

Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)
  • Basics
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School

Kid's Earthquake Questions & Answers — kids' questions answered by scientists

Dromore National School, Republic of Ireland & USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school

Kid's Hazards Quiz — short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur

NOAA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • Middle School

Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!

USGS
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker — Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape

PBS
  • Basics
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

NGDC - Natural Hazards Databases at NGDC — Data, images, kids quizzes, and maps from geologic hazards as well as slide shows available for order

National Geophysical Data Center
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Hazards
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Online Coloring Pages — Interactively color earthquake-related pictures

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • iconFun & Games
  • Elementary school

Online Wordsearch Puzzles — Interactive wordsearch puzzles with earthquake-related words

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

PaleoMap Project — plate tectonics, earth history, climate history, lesson plans, software, and more

UT Arlington
  • Education resources
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • College

Plate Tectonics Activities — Games, quiz

Quia
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconFun & Games
  • Elementary school

Plate Tectonics Quiz — quiz

Enchanted Learning
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Plate Tectonics Quiz — quiz

SchoolScience.co.uk
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Quake-Catcher Network — A collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers.

Stanford
  • Education resources
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school

San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek — Interactive, 360 degree panorama of the San Andreas Fault. Aerial photos of the fault taken from a kite.

USGS
  • Crustal deformation
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Geology
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Seismic Waves — demonstration on different types of seismic waves

Aspire
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Seismic/Eruption — A free program (PC) you can download for the visualization of seismicity and volcanic activity in space and time

SUNY Binghamton
  • Seismicity
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • College

Shake, Rattle, and Slide — Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.

University of Illinois Extension
  • Basics
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module — excellent graphics, animations and activities

USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • Plate tectonics
  • GPS
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

TASA Graphic Arts, Inc. — Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, The Theory of Plate Tectonics CDROMS, and more you can order

TASA Graphic Arts, Inc.
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

The Richter Scale — An interactive demonstration of calculating the magnitude of an earthquake based on amplitude and S and P wave locations

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Magnitudes
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

The Wave that Shook the World — Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.

PBS-NOVA
  • Books
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Lessons online
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

Try It Yourself Calculator — How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake?

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • iconInfo
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Tsunami — Interactive presentation covering the science of tsunamis, preparedness, research, and historical tsunamis.

Woods Hole
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College
  • Middle School

Understanding Earthquakes — quiz, descriptions and animations

UC Santa Barbara
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude

Calstate LA
  • Seismic waves
  • Magnitudes
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Virtual Earthquake Engineering — interactive demonstration of the effects of earthquake retrofitting

S. Illinois Univ.
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Virtual Plate Reconstructions — exploration of plate tectonics

Univ. of Kentucky
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Xpeditions: Earthquakes & Volcanoes — Compare plate tectonic maps with population density maps, and analyze what these maps imply about population and seismic hazards.

National Geographic
  • Societal Effects
  • Plate tectonics
  • Maps
  • Locations
  • Lessons online
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • Elementary school