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Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): Education and Outreach
This consortium of research universities is dedicated to exploring the Earth's interior through the acquisition and distribution of seismic data. Educational resources include high-quality, one-page handouts in PDF format on a range of topics within seismology (available in Spanish as well as English), gif animations that illustrate fault movements, and slides of earthquake-related damage. There are several links to seismology lesson plans and activities for a range of audiences, as well as maps depicting seismic activity around the globe.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Selected resources require Adobe Acrobat reader.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-613
Related resources:
This resource contains 'IRIS Earthquake Browser (IEB)'
This resource references 'Seismic Monitor'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology