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In this activity, students use walking and running speeds to simulate the difference in S- and P-wave travel times, a... see more

This animation shows how P-waves (primary, or compressional, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a... see more

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program site contains links to selected material related to... see more

This page features a geological time scale that divides Earth's history into eras, periods, and epochs, and coordinates... see more

This is a general structural geology page where some pictures and definitions of fault blocks can be found.

This page contains a map of southern California with epicenters of earthquakes shown as circles of different sizes and... see more

This page presents vital statistics, summary of effects, and discussion of our meager knowledge about the location of the... see more

A small collection of fault gouge images from the Badwater Turtleback fault in Death Valley, California, is presented on... see more

This site, provided by the Southern California Earthquake Center, provides detailed information about the location and... see more

This radio broadcast discusses the history of magnetism from the time of its discovery by an apocryphal Greek sheperd... see more

This site describes the geology, water circulation, and significance of estuaries, profiles estuaries on different... see more

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

This resource provides an overview of the distribution and occurrence of stone walls in New England. Topics include what... see more

This site provides a short introduction to fiddler crabs (Genus Uca), their worldwide distribution, biology, ecology and... see more

This portion of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) frequently-asked-questions feature on earthquakes addresses... see more

Glaciers are found on every continent except Australia. This interactive feature provides an introduction to these moving... see more

This frequently-asked-questions feature deals with the relationship between earthquakes, faults, and plate tectonics;... see more

This interactive map shows landslide hazard areas of the United States. Users can click on selected areas of the map... see more

This is the homepage of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS). The site includes general information about LGS and its... see more

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

This activity consists of four exercises that deal with the partitioning of slip within scenarios involving two or more... see more

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

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

Magazine of the American Geological Institute offers news shorts on earth science topics, including: paleontology and... see more