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Ancient Earth Globe — View planet Earth at any time in the past 750 million years. Rotate the globe and zoom in and out. Shows how the tectonic plates have moved over time.
|The Dinosaur Database|
Animations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts — Flash animations illustrating basic earthquake terms and concepts.
Be a Hero: Kid's - ready.gov — Activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness
BSL Outreach — Wonderful diverse collection of videos and animations, as well as links to lesson plans and educational resources.
|Berkeley Seismology Lab|
Catalog of Earthquake-Related Sounds — This collection of 21 earthquake-related sounds, prepared by Karl V. Steinbrugge, was originally published in BSSA vol. 64, no. 5 in 1974 and updated with eight additional sounds in 1985. You can listen to individual sounds below by clicking the play button in the audio player next to the recording number, or you can download a Zip file containing MP3 audio files of all the sounds. Most of recorded on the inside of different buildings but some are from outside. (Compiled by Karl V. Steinbrugge)
|Seismological Society of America (SSA)|
Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters — Teachers guide to helping children deal with disasters
|Univ of Illinois Extension|
Cool Earthquake Facts — fascinating earthquake facts
Digital Library for Earth Science Education — Searchable database of educational earth science resources for all grade levels.
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!
Earthquakes — Information on the basics of earthquakes.
|British Geological Survey|
Earthquakes: Seismic Destruction — links to photos of earthquake effects and tsunami effects
EarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers — Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.
Faces of the Earth — 4 videos: Building the Planet, Shaping the Planet, Assembling America, A Human World
|AGI - American Geosciences Institute|
Faultline:Seismic Science at the Epicenter — lots of resources, information, activities and graphics concerning earthquakes in California
Garlock Fault Fly-Over — Virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault. Will download a .mov file.
Geology Detectives (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 Geology Detectives investigation, and then use your skills to solve a geological mystery.
Geoscience Education Resources Network — A plethora a resources, including lesson plans, classroom science activities, curriculum materials, image collections, presentations, videos and animations, virtual field trips, etc.
|American Geosciences Institute|
GSA Free Teacher Resources — A good resource for educators that includes lesson plans, info on state standards, awards, and reading suggestions
|Geological Society of America|
How Seismic Waves Affect Different Size Buildings — Houses and short buildings shake differently than tall buildings.
Improving Earthquake Monitoring with Deep Learning — A Science for Everyone article: Can a deep-learning approach perform better than NEIC?s traditional methods to get more accurate earthquake locations and magnitudes? The NEIC monitoring system is a perfect candidate for deep learning because it processes large amounts of data.
IRIS Education and Public Outreach — An amazing collection of excellent education resources for all aspects of earthquakes and seismology with great images!
|IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology|
IRIS Education Resources — A multitude of educational resources for earthquake science, from visualizations and animations, to lessons and educational software. Awesome!
|IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology|
Large 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
Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!
ParsQuake — Earthquake education in the global Persian community.
|Univ. of Oregon|
Pillowcase Project, The (PDF) — The Pillowcase Project is designed for use with 3rd graders, age 8-9. The program has been reviewed by 3rd grade teachers and tailored to 3rd grade reading skills and learning abilities. The program may be adapted for use with students in 2nd and 4th grade.
|American Red Cross|
Plate Tectonics & Our National Parks — excellent presentation with vivid graphics
|USGS & U.S. National Park Service|
Plate Tectonics Activities — Games, quiz
Recommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults — list of books
Rocket Rules: Earthquake Materials for Children — Storybooks and accompanying activity books, and videos that include simple activities for learning, for example, how to secure furniture and objects, what supplies should go in a go bag, basic earthquake science concepts, and how to Drop, Cover and Hold On during shaking or when you receive an earthquake early warningincludes simple activities for learning how to secure furniture and objects, what supplies should go in a go bag, basic earthquake science concepts, and how to Drop, Cover and Hold On during shaking or when you receive an earthquake early warning. In multiple languages.
|SCEC & Hero and You Foundation|
San Andreas Fault Fly-Over — virtual fly-over of the San Andreas Fault
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.
|Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)|
Schoolyard Geology — Online lesson plans with photos and images. Excellent geologic activities you can do anywhere! Education standards info included.
Science 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.
Science Fair Project Ideas — specific projects with directions and ideas
Science of Earthquakes, The — brief and basic earthquake science concepts
Seismicity of the Earth 1900?2018 Map/Poster — Poster-sized map illustrating 119 years of global seismicity in the context of global plate tectonics and the Earth?s physiography. Primarily designed for use by earth scientists, engineers, and educators, this map provides a comprehensive overview of strong (magnitude [M] 5.5 and larger) earthquakes since 1900.
Shaking in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska — This video presents a visualization of how the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska, shook during the M7.1 January 24, 2016, Iniskin, Alaska, earthquake. The building was instrumented by U.S. Geological Survey to obtain data to study its behavior and performance during strong shaking. Such data is useful to make decisions for improving the building's performance.
Shaking of Frontier Building - Anchorage, Alaska, During Mw7.1 Earthquake, January 24, 2016 — This video presents a visualization of shaking that was recorded in the Frontier Building in Anchorage, Alaska, during the Mw7.1 earthquake, January 24, 2016, Iniskin, Alaska.
The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World — An ArcGIS geo-narrative storymap with compelling images showing the effects and consequences possible in the next large earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics — excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication
Today in Earthquake History — what happened today in earthquake history
Tsunami — Interactive presentation covering the science of tsunamis, preparedness, research, and historical tsunamis.
Tsunami Education — Links to educational materials, warning centers.
Watch Buildings Move During Earthquakes — Real videos of buildings shaking during real earthquakes, and some re-creations.
|American Geophysical Union (AGU)|