Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): Education and Outreach

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

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.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Geophysics, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Earthquakes