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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
Bigger Faults Make Bigger EQ's — Three different rope lengths are used to demonstrate how a fault ruptures in an EQ and why bigger faults make bigger EQ's. Downloadable PDF.
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!
Earthquake ABC: A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings — by kids for kids, with a special section for parents and teachers
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.
EQs 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
Explore Nature - Plate Tectonics — excellent presentation with vivid graphics
|USGS & U.S. National Park Service|
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.
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.
Human Wave (PDF) — learn about the motions of P & S waves with a fun participating exercise
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|
Kid's Earthquake Questions & Answers — kids' questions answered by scientists
|Dromore National School, Republic of Ireland & USGS|
Kid's Hazards Quiz — short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur
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!
Online Wordsearch Puzzles — Interactive wordsearch puzzles with earthquake-related words
PBJ Fault (PDF) — demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker
|Univ. of Oregon|
Pillowcase Project, The — 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 Activities — Games, quiz
Recommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults — list of books
Rock'n on Shakey Ground (4MB PDF) — The basics of earthquake science written especially for the elementary school level.
|USGS & Green Frog News|
San Andreas Fault Fly-Over — virtual fly-over of the San Andreas Fault
Sands of Time, The — Simple demonstration to show how sediments are deposited, and the Law of Superposition
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
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 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|
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)|
What to Expect — What to expect during an earthquake.
Who 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