Regional Science Center

K-5 Curriculum

Web Resources - Geology

Earthquakes

  • Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter
    Contains information on earthquake engineering, how and why earthquakes happen, and the history of the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the "Great Shake" of 1906 in California.
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/index.html
  • The Great 1906 Earthquake And Fire
    The San Francisco earthquake -- that occurred 100 years ago on April 18, 1906 -- ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Today, its importance comes more from the wealth of scientific knowledge derived from it than from its sheer size.
    http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/06.html
  • TheTech: The Earthquake Shake Museum
    Online exhibit looking at what earthquakes are, why they occur, how they have been viewed through history, and why we can't predict them.
    http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/quakes/
  • USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Learning & Education
    Features Earthquake Facts, Earthquakes for Kids, Photo Collections, Preparedness & Response, Earthquake History, and Visual Earthquake Glossary.
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/