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This is one of a series of six lectures covering earthquakes and related topics in seismology. They are part of the course, Geology 101 (Physical Geology). The page includes short descriptions and illustrations of key concepts. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This tutorial provides information on the four types of wave motion seen in earthquakes (S, P, Love, and Rayleigh waves). A table accompanied by text describes their particle motion, typical veolcity, and other characteristics. The four animations show a rectangular block of material with outlined with grid lines and a filled-in grid square to highlight the particle motion and direction of propagation. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This resource explores earthquakes and seismic hazards, using the San Francisco area as an example. Materials include histories of San Francisco's earthquakes, including the 1906 'Great Earthquake' and the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. A section on quake basics addresses the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics, fault movements, seismic waves, and how earthquakes are measured. For educators, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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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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The Waves Through the Earth JAVA activity allows students to vary the seismic P and S wave velocity through each of 4 concentric regions of Earth. Students match fabricated data for travel times versus angular distance around Earth's surface from the source to detector. Tables are available for P and S rays superimposed on the 4-region model. Tables of data for P and S wave velocities, graphs of fabricated ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geophysics, Physics
 
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This activity requires students to read an article about earthquakes and nuclear explosions and answer questions about it. They discover that both earthquakes and nuclear explosions generate seismic waves that can be detected thousands of kilometers away and from the 1960s to the 1990s about one underground nuclear explosion was carried out each week. Students learn that this was how nations tested ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Policy issues
 
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This lesson introduces students to a real-world application in which seismic waves are used to reveal the shallow structure of the Earth. Students will explore the concepts of reflected and refracted seismic waves and examine how refracted waves may be used to determine Earth structure. An activity in which the students investigate what is beneath the surface of a playground before the construction ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Geophysics, Physics
 
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The Wave Superposition exercise is an interactive JAVA environment that allows the user to look at the linear superposition of up to four ocean waves of different amplitudes and period. Direction of travel (right or left) and the local depth of water can be specified. Students can learn definitions of wavelength, wave speed, wave amplitude, and wave period and gain an overall understanding of the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Physical oceanography, Physics
 
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This web site provides a brief introduction to the process of seismic exploration. Included are a definition of seismic exploration, a listing of possible applications of seismic methods, definitions of seismic reflection and refraction, and an explanation of data processing with seismic methods. The text descriptions are accompanied by visualizations helping to aid the reader in their understanding ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Tutorial, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geophysics
 
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In this animation, students view the movement of P and S waves created by an earthquake. The location of the earthquake is labeled on a cutaway image of Earth, and when students play the animation, they view each type of wave move. Accompanying text explains how scientists determined the structure of Earth's interior layers and how seismic waves travel through the interior. The text also prompts students ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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