The Quake-Catcher Network is a collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers. With your help, the Quake-Catcher Network can provide better understanding of earthquakes, give early warning to schools, emergency response systems, and others. The Quake-Catcher Network also provides educational software designed to help teach about earthquakes and earthquake hazards. Sensors are only $5 for teachers. To join the network and learn more about earthquake science, go to the Quake-Catcher Network website.
Providing educators with resources to increase the number of environmental topics being taught in the classroom, based on current environmental research at Stanford. The curricula were developed in collaboration between the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Stanford University School of Education. The project was started as a way to connect classroom teachers with environmental research at Stanford. See Curricula.
For 4-6th grade classrooms, we have developed and lend out teaching kits on oceanography and plate tectonics. These kits were field tested in classes at the Almond School in Los Altos. Working with the science resource teacher there, we aligned the kits to the state standards and local curriculum in Los Altos School District.
List of kits:
Contact Jennifer Saltzman for more information.
To learn more about the research and issues in Earth Sciences, we offer a public lecture series. You can view the video and the slide presentations from this series and use these resources to enhance your teaching.
We have designed a self-guided walking tour for students to learn about the basics of earthquakes and how both the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes impacted the University buildings. The walking tour includes some interactive activities as well as quotes from community members after the earthquakes and many photographs. This tour was desinged for third grade students and could easily be used with older students. Please contact us if you have questions about leading the walking tour on your own.
Here are a few links to get you started on your quest to understand Earth's complex systems.
For more information about the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Outreach Education, please contact Jennifer Saltzman.