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This animation shows how S-waves (secondary, or shear, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief... see more

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project,... see more

Contains information on different aspects of tailings dams; tailings dam properties, disasters, failure modes, slurry... see more

The what, where, how, and why, about the San Andreas fault.

Specifications as well as the geographical position, map included, for the San Andreas fault.

Gives a brief description and information regarding the San Andreas fault. Maps and 3D structures are given as well.

This site contains the following information related to geothermal energy research at Sandia National Laboratories:... see more

PBS broadcasted a video series in 1998, titled "Savage Earth". This site has video streams and animation clips explaining... see more

This is an online activity in which students learn how to determine Richter magnitudes. The online Richter-magnitude... see more

Scientific Visualizations is part of the Learning Center and Prism project at the University of Washington. The... see more

The Sustainable Development Gateway provides access to over 1,200 sustainable development documents, a calendar of... see more

This site from James Madison University focuses on sedimentary rocks. It includes many useful links, including an... see more

According to Textbook Revolution, a student-run site “dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by... see more

This site presents educational modules for teaching about earthquakes, volcano eruptions and related plate tectonic... see more

An animated Powerpoint presentation for seismic refraction geophysics used on a simple two-layer system (soil over rock).... see more

This radio broadcast features a researcher who noticed unusual behavior in elephants while working in a national park in... see more

Not so long ago, people living near volcanoes had little that might help them to anticipate an eruption. A deep rumble, a... see more

In this activity, students learn about the different types of seismic waves in an environment they can control. Using an... see more

This teacher's guide is intended to provide suggestions on how to teach about seismic waves. It provides information on... see more

These two programs are available for free download from this website. Also included is the technical information users... see more

According to Textbook Revolution, a student-run site “dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by... see more

This is an outline of an earthquakes unit using Seismic/Eruption (called SeisVolE on this webpage). Parts of the unit... see more

This site shows how to make paper models representing simple faults and illustrating some of the landforms associated... see more

ResourceID: 39599 This lesson will allow students to investigate the location of earthquakes and volcanoes throughout the... see more