IRIS offers a range of resources for students, educators and the general public.
Animations - Concise animations that illustrate fundamental concepts that are difficult to convey to learners through other means (the real events may be too small, too large, too fast, too slow, or unsafe for the classroom).
Course - A series of lessons that provide the structure for a semester-long undergraduate course.
Demos - Quick teacher-lead activities (show-and-tell combined with an opportunity for learners to ponder, predict and discuss) to stimulate interest and convey a concept to learners.
Fact-Sheets - Single page, accessible, discussions of earthquake related topics.
Interactives - Uses interactive Flash (sfw) to illustrate fundamental concepts that are difficult to convey to learners through other means.
Lessons - A road map of what students will learn, how the instruciton will be effectively structured, and supporting background information.
Posters - More than just wallpaper, these eye-catching, educative posters invite students to become minds-on with Earth's internal structure, earthquakes, seismic waves and more!
Software-Web-Apps - Stand alone software, interactive web tools, and downloadable apps to help you explore seismic data and earthquake topics.
Videos - Concise video lectures give background information on the Earth and plate tectonics for teaching how earthquakes happen and how they are studied.
Novice - Basic seismology topics. Activities emphasize skills and abilities generally associated with students in the middle and high school grades.
Intermediate - Basic and/or intermediate seismology topics presented through activates that emphasize skills and abilities generally associated with high school and non-majors undergraduate courses.
Advanced - Intermediate and/or advanced seismology topics presented through activates that emphasize skills and abilities generally associated with undergraduate science majors.
Expert - Advanced and/or expert seismology topics presented through activates that emphasize skills and abilities generally associated with graduate students and faculty.
Liquefaction, Building collapse, Landslides Ground rupture Seismicity, Recurrence Interval
Triangulation, Magnitude, Intensity, Moment Magnitude, Seismic Moment, Focus,, Epicenter, Hypocenter, Foreshock , Aftershock
Strain, Stress, Tension, Compression, Shear, Elastic Rebound, Earthquake, Deformation, Brittle, Ductile , Elastic
Haiti, Honshu, Alaska, Sumatra, Chile, San Francisco, Loma Prieta,
Primary, Secondary, Surface, Love, Rayleigh, Body Waves, Seismic Wave, Wave
R/V Langseth, IRIS Data Management Center, IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, etc
The things you need to do and look for in seismic data that is collected from the ocean. Ghost Phase, T-Phase.