Educational Seismology Workshop at TIE 2004

Supportted by:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC)
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

Presenters:
John Lahr, USGS Emeritus Seismologist
Lisa Wald, USGS Seismologist
Darell Speer, Ft. Collins High School Teacher

 Description: With the advent of inexpensive computers and the Internet, the study of our dynamic planet can be brought right into the classroom. Seismology is a fascinating subject that naturally integrates Earth Science, Physics, Geography, Math, Engineering, and Computer Technology. This workshop will focus on tools and lesson plans that involve three approaches: the use of Internet resources; the use of free, stand-alone, earthquake-education software; and inexpensive means of recording earthquakes in the classroom. In addition to expert instruction from two professional seismologists from the US Geological Survey and an experienced teacher, each will receive a kit of educational materials provided by IRIS (The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) which includes a CD with classroom activities, posters, a slinky, and more!

Length: 3 Hour Track
Platform:
Windows Lab
Software: Earthquake mapping and analysis software available free on the Internet
Building: Copper Conference Center
Room: Bighorn C2
Day: Wednesday  8:30am - 11:30am

Supportted by:
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC)

Earthquakes 101 Introduction
Internet location: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4teachers/EQ101.htm

Seismic and Human Waves Lesson
Internet location: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/slinky/slinky.htm

SeismicWaves PC program
Program download location: http://www.geol.binghamton.edu/faculty/jones/jones.html#Seismic Waves

Travel times graph
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/travel_times/ttgraph.html

Virtual Earthquake web exercise
http://www.sciencecourseware.com/VirtualEarthquake/

EQLocate program
Online Tutorial: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/eqlocate/tutorial.htm
Program download location: http://www.geol.binghamton.edu/faculty/jones/eqlocate.html

SeismicEruption program
Online Tutorial:  http://www.eas.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/svintro/svintro.htm
Program download location: http://www.geol.binghamton.edu/faculty/jones/jones.html#Seismic-Eruptions

Running a Classroom Seismometer
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): http://www.iris.edu/edu/AS1.htm
IRIS application to borrow an AS1 seismic system (2003 version) http://www.iris.washington.edu/about/ENO/AS1_apply_2003.pdf
IRIS contact regarding their AS1 school program:  John Taber  ( taber at iris dot edu )
Earthscope SpiNet: http://www.scieds.com/spinet/
AS1 Installation and Calibration: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/~braile/edumod/as1mag/as1mag1.htm
AS1 Operations Manual: http://www.scieds.com/spinet/pdf/AS1AmaSeis_v2.pdf

Find your latitude and longitude
http://jclahr.com/science/psn/coordinates/

Earthquake and Plate Tectonics Reference works:
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics (excellent summary): http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
Earthquakes - everything you wanted to know: http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq1/
The San Andreas Fault: http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq3/

Lessons and Support for Teaching
Darell Speer's Seismic Schools Workshop http://copepp.cnr.colostate.edu/
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): http://www.iris.edu/about/ENO/
USGS Earthquakes for Kids:  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/
Larry Braile, Purdue University: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/~braile/
US Educational Seismograph Network (USESN): http://www.indiana.edu/~usesn/
Frequently Asked Questions: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/faq/
USGS Learning Web: http://www.usgs.gov/education/

Recent Seismic Activity
Sign up for E-mail notification following large earthquakes: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/products/neic_data_services.html
Posters with loads of information on recent and past earthquakes: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/poster
Interactive maps and lists of events: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/
IRIS Seismic Monitor: http://www.iris.edu/seismon/
Did You Feel It? Report and earthquake and see summary map of previous reports:  http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/
ShakeMaps - displays of contoured, instrumentally-observed ground shaking: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/shakemap/
Summary Posters of Significant Earthquakes: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/poster/

Real-time displays of seismograms:
Educational SpiNet (see links on this page): http://www.scieds.com/spinet/
AS1 seismic systems:  http://neic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/education/seismic_systems.html
Links to research-grade seismic system displays: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/activity/helicorders.html

Hazards and Preparedness
Hazards & Preparedness Links: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/prepare.html
Probabilities, Hazard, and Fault Maps: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/probability.html
Earthquake disaster education: http://www.disastereducation.org/library/public_2004/Earthquake

(This information is also available on the TIE website.)

We also ran an exhibitor's booth where we provided posters, maps, and other information.

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