Geology: Teachers

Earth layers

The Earth and Earthquakes

FEMA offers "Tremor Troop," a complete study unit on earthquakes for teachers. Download the PDF.

From the Smithsonian Institute: learn about "The Dynamic Earth." This is a full visual and interactive must see!!! Teachers and students will both be wowed by the amazing graphics, animation and detailed text.

The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) has a section about Idaho including history, maps, and recent earthquakes.


Idaho Geology

The Idaho Geological Survey is "the special public service and research agency at the University of Idaho mandated by law to collect and disseminate geologic and mineral data for the state." There are connections to Idaho maps and geology-related links.

Idaho Mining Association provides links to information about the mining industry both inside and outside of Idaho.

Atlas holds the earth

Geological Scales

The Geologic Time Scale from the U.S. Geological Survey is drawn to scale so you can compare the relative lengths of geologic time divisions.

This scale is geared toward kids, from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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