IRIS offers a range of resources for students, educators and the general public.
Activities - Bite-sized (5, 15, or 30 minute) demonstrations or student tasks tied to ‘Did You Know?’ questions to engage the learner.
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 step-by-step guide outlining what students will learn across one or more class periods, through a progression of activities, combined in a learning cycle, to achieve the desired student learning.
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.