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  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations — This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the earthquake and fire. (Carleton College/NAGT materials)
  • Building a Shake Table — discussion and lesson plans (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER))
  • Designing Structures to Perform Well During an Earthquake — discussion and lesson plans (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER))
  • 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! (Purdue Univ.)
  • Earthquake 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. (USGS)
  • Earthquakes & All Shook Up — design and build an earthquake-proof structure (Newton's Apple)
  • Great Quakes — description, graphics and animations about seismic waves, locations of earthquakes, effects, and earthquake engineering (Discovery Online)
  • Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made. (USGS)
  • InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal (PTV Productions)
  • QuakeSmart — Risk awareness and mitigation information for businesses. (QuakeSmart)
  • Savage Earth, The — slick presentation of the earthquake basics with great graphics and animations (PBS)
  • Shakes & Quakes — Legos and earthquakes (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI))
  • Structural Engineers Celebrating Earthquake Safety — Why earthquakes happen, why some buildings fail, how structural engineers study earthquakes. (Structural Engineers Association of Northen California)
  • Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom — Reconstructing an ancient Chinese seismograph, a simple wave machine, and investigating earthquake-proof buildings. (Science in School)
  • Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey (The Why Files)
  • Virtual Earthquake Engineering — interactive demonstration of the effects of earthquake retrofitting (S. Illinois Univ.)

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