IRIS Earthquake Browser

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Resource Type:Maps and Visualizations; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Summary:An interactive map that allows both recent and historical global plate boundaries to be explored. Up to 5000 quakes can be selected using various criteria. Rotate and zoom through hypocenters using the 3D viewer.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earthquake; high school; maps; middle school; seismology; visualizations
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