EDUCATION & OUTREACH
This annual workshop for teachers explores the science of earthquakes and applies these concepts to a wide range of hands-on, technology driven activities.
The CyberTEAM is a collaboration of many partners that will advance knowledge and understanding for how CI tools can impact learning and prepare students and teachers to be cyber-ready for the workforce. Additionally, the CyberTEAM will bring interactive programs into 6th grade classrooms to make learning more fun and exciting.
A four lesson workshop that provides teachers with an interactive approach to exploring the science of earthquakes in the context of music.
The RoomQuake project is an effort to augment a classroom, using a "thin layer of computation" (Collela, et al., 1998), for the purpose of allowing students to gain experience in the seismological practice of locating the epicenter and magnitude of earthquakes.
Preuss School, the Visualization Center at Scripps, Optiputer and NSF collaborated to create a real-time video conference between a San Diego middle school class and scientists on the Scripps research vessel, R/V Revelle.
The SIO VizCenter holds an annual Graduate Student Visualization Competition to encourage students to use visualizations in their research work and final presentations.
Follow expeditioners as they survey the Amery Ice Shelf's "Loose Tooth" a wobbly piece of Antarctica that is soon to break off.
Magnitude is a measure of the energy of an earthquake. The magnitude scale developed by Charles Richter assigns a numerical value for the magnitude of an earthquake based upon a comparison of the maximum amplitude of deflection on a seismogram, as recorded by a standard Wood-Anderson torsion seismometer, and the distance from that seismometer to the earthquake's source. That distance can be found by comparing the arrival times of the first P and S waves to reach the seismometer.
Test your skills with the Earthquake Word Search game. Find words in the grid, and when you are done you can use the unused letters in the grid to spell out a hidden message.
Test your knowledge of earthquakes by taking our online quiz. After answering the 17 questions you can submit your results to see if you qualify for a certificate of outstanding work.
Use your knowledge of earthquakes and plate tectonics to complete the Earthquake Crossword puzzle.
Geoscience has a number of terms that are not commonly used by non-scientists. Learn some of the key terms and how they interrelate to each other. Also explore how some terms that are commonly used in your day-to-day life can have a different meaning when used in a geolgocial context.