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Provides information on different types and sources of earthquakes as well as information on detection and monitoring. There are sections for kids and educators.
Provides animations which attempt to help explain terminology and concepts frequently used regarding earthquakes.
A wealth of information and resources can be found on this page, including animations, lessons, and even professional development for teachers.
One of their great resources is their Teachable Moments page which takes recent larger earthquakes and gathers all pertinent information about the event, even down to the basic earthquake mechanics which caused it.
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) provides useful education materials to educate and prepare students for living in earthquake country. SCEC also provides animations and movies to show earthquake simulations.
On this website you can learn how (and test your skills) to determine an earthquake's magnitude and epicenter. If you complete the test accurately you can even get a certificate!
CVO mointers and reports on the Volcanoes in the Cascade Range. Any information you may want on a particular volcano can be found here.
This engineering-based organization's education page is set up in the form of question and answer. Some questions they answer are: "How do buildings respond to earthquakes?" , "How do earthquakes affect buildings?" , "What are the basics of earthquake resistant design?" They also have a few nice templates on how to build a shake table (as well as describing what it is and what it does).
A teacher's guide/lesson plan that details Earth's layers, plate tectonics, and Earth's magnetism/polarity. The USGS also has one.
Their program aims to bring earthquake science into the classroom, and their website houses materials which they have used for their workshops in the past.
Provides copies of popular maps, earth science lesson plans, images, online lectures, and other informational resources.
Provides fun earthquake-based materials for young kids such as coloring pictures and puzzles.
Provides a variety of earth science education materials.
Provides lesson plans, courses in earth science, and many geological programs and products for use.
Provides information on being prepared for an earthquake. Resources include: steps to follow during an event, an emergency kit checklist, and even a quick test to see if you are really ready.