What Causes Earthquakes, Where Do They Occur, and
What Are Seismic Waves?
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- Make Your Own Earthquake - This page lists activities that can be used to help teach students about the characteristics of earthquake motion and how earthquakes affect structures. Through a crafted set of learning modules that utilize low cost equipment, your students will experience what it is like to be a real earthquake engineer!
- Seismic Monitor - An interactive map of recent earthquakes that have occurred worldwide
- Teachable Moments - Resources about recent earthquake data (all grades)
- Notable Earthquakes: Oregon and
Washington - Interactive map
- Plate Boundaries - Interactive map for Oregon and Washington
- What Makes the Earth Shake? - A video discussion of plate tectonics for elementary school students from NEES@Cornell and the Sciencenter
[ view | download ] (video, 1 minute 39 seconds)
- Earthquake 101 - Earthquake basics from the National Geographic Channel
(video, 2 minutes 39 seconds)
How Do Structures Respond in Earthquakes?
Photo Credit: NEES@Buffalo
How Are Tsunamis Formed and Where Do They Occur?
Photo credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has developed a comprehensive tsunami information interactive website for 5th - 12th grade students. Note: this may take some time to load.
National Geographic's Tsunami 101 informational video
How Do Earthquake Professionals Help Protect Us
Against Earthquake and Tsunami Damage and Losses?
- Engineers Working to Make Us Safer -
[ view | download ] (video, 1 minute, 37 seconds)
- Exciting Earthquake Experiments -
[ view | download ] (video, 1 minute, 40 seconds)
- Examples of Earthquake Engineering Research - [ view | download ] (video, 1 minute)
Fun: Facts, Games and Amusements
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Visuals, Videos and Graphics