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This portal offers access to data on recent earthquakes and volcanic activity in the Pacific Northwest, particularly Washington and Oregon. Materials presented here include catalogs and data from previous earthquakes, including historic events, information on earthquake hazards and research activities of the PNSN, and links to news articles, frequently asked questions, and educational materials. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This is a group of frequently asked questions and answers about Earth's magnetic field and poles, the magnetic compass, magnetic reversals, and geomagnetic models. Links to maps and illustrations are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Physics
 
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This site offers access to information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction. Materials presented here include maps and information on recent activity in the United States or worldwide, news and highlights, and a link where users can report ground motion from an earthquake. For teachers, there is a set of quick links to photos, a slideshow, and USGS ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Visitors to this site can access general information about earthquakes, such as frequently asked questions, seismic hazards, and building code information. Real-time information on specific events in western Canada is available in the form of maps and lists, and is updated hourly. For teachers, there is a set of links to background materials, computer and classroom activities, and seismic data. A ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This article describes how students in Alaska are helping scientists study earthquake hazards by conducting global positioning system (GPS) measurements in order to track crustal movements in the Earth's crust. It points out the importance for Alaskan inhabitants of understanding the hazards and physical processes associated with earthquakes, describes how the students located and installed a network ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Users can access a selection of technical information and data about earthquakes in the U.S. and around the world. A current worldwide list of earthquakes is available, as are data on geophysical solutions, a catalog search, an automatic data request function, mining seismicity information, and a registry of seismograph stations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Visitors can read about efforts underway to study the interactions between the Sun and Earth, particularly those involving plasma and energetic particles from the Sun impacting upon the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere. The missions of three satellites (Polar, Wind, and Geotail) are described. Links to news articles and related meetings and workshops are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Space science
 
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This page consists of two maps of the world, showing how earthquakes define the boundaries of tectonic plates. Volcanoes are also distributed at plate boundaries (the "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific) and at oceanic ridges. It is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory website, which features written material, images, maps, and links to related topics. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Users can access an extensive selection of Earth Science materials. The institute itself sponsors a series of online exhibits on volcanoes and earthquakes, drinking water, El Nino/La Nina, rockhounding, and petroleum. An extensive selection of links to other resources is also provided. These include geology, geophysics, rocks and minerals, ecosystems, and a set of teacher resources for Earth Science. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Ecology, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This frequently-asked-questions feature provides answers about earthquakes, faults, plate tectonics, and earth structure. Maps and diagrams are provided with some answers, and links to additional information and to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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