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This site features earthquake related Flash animations and real video footage. The visualizations illustrate how seismographs work, p and s waves, earthquake foci versus epicenters, tsunami formation, as well as an earthquake video recorded by security cameras. These resources portray a variety of environments and are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This site from Tulane University consists of an introductory lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on X-ray crystallography as it is used in mineral identification. Topics include X-rays and the production of X-rays, the two types of X-ray spectra, continuous and characteristic, X-ray diffraction and Bragg's Law, and the X-ray powder method. Drawings and diagrams help illustrate the concepts presented in ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site is the homepage of Alan L. Jones, of the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Jones is interested in most earthquake-related topics, computer graphics, and computers in education. He has created various computer-based visualizations: Seismic/Eruption, Seismic Waves, AmaSeis, and Eqlocate. Seismic/Eruption is a program used to visualize seismicity and volcanic activity in space ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This site features Flash animations, MPEG simulations, and Real Media video clips that illustrate subsurface processes and consequences of mass wasting and landslide movement. Visualizations of slumps, flows, falls, and translational and rotational slides show bedrock failure and displacement and subsequent building damage and scarp, flowage zone, and toe formation. These resources portray a variety ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video
Subject: Human geography, Geophysics
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation provides an introduction to the structure of the earth in the context of the generation of igneous rocks. Slides in the presentation cover the composition of layers of the earth, P-wave and S-wave velocities through layers of the earth, pressure and heat characteristics of the earth, and regions of igneous ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site provides a broad suite of information and resources about "hot spots" and the current debate as to their existence. The site features technical tutorials and publications on a variety of mantle plume topics divided into four main categories: localities, mechanisms, generic, and other resources. The site also includes links to current news articles, information about conferences and meetings, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Journal article, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics
 
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This site features interactive maps and data sets about landing sites on Mars. There are clickable maps with a variety of data, including visible light images, thermal images, topography, and geology. The site also hosts reports and presentations from workshops about selecting the Mars landing sites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Report, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Space science
 
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This National Earthquake Information Center page shows recent earthquakes with fast moment tensor solutions. The page has both a world map and a list with links to individual earthquakes. Data for each event includes location, depth, magnitude, moment tensor, and the "beachball" graphical representation of source geometry/radiation pattern. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This National Earthquake Information Center page has monthly listings of earthquakes in the past 12 months with fast moment tensor solutions. Data for each event includes location, depth, magnitude, moment tensor, and the "beachball" graphical representation of the source geometry/radiation pattern. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This research group at University College Dublin carries out scientific research on all aspects of faults and fractures and applies the results to practical problems, principally in the fields of hydrocarbon and minerals exploration. The site features a list of research projects, abstracts, and information about fault analysis software. For teachers and students, there are photographs of faults and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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