Seismographs in Schools

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About the Program


IRIS's Seismographs in Schools Program serves teachers across the country and around the world using seismic instruments or real-time seismic data in K-16 classrooms. Additionally, our site includes tools to share seismic data in real-time, classroom activities, and technical support documents for seismic instruments. Our hope is to bridge the gap between science classrooms to create an international educational seismic network.


Join our Network! 

Are you operating a seismometer in your classroom currently? Join our network! Share your data with other teachers.


Capture the Power of an Earthquake in Your Classroom!

Earthquakes are a fascinating, powerful, and uncontrollable force that capture the attention of students.  One of the most exciting moments after installing a new seismic station in a high school classroom is recording an earthquake. Students leave their desks; teachers stop mid-sentence, as if the classroom beneath their feet were shaking!


Are You Thinking of Getting Started in Educational Seismology?

Join a growing movement of teachers using seismic data to engage students in science. Find out how to Get Started