UK School Seismology Project 'real science with real data'

Earthquake corner at St Edward's Junior High, LeekKeith Brown MSP (Minister for Schools and Skills) visited Dunblane High school to learn about how they are using their School Seismometer.Analysing our first earthquakeChecking the clearancesWe can make our own earthquakesDetecting vibrations is easyEdinburgh teachers discuss dampingGlasgow teachers grateful for all practice IKEA gave them with allen keysIf all else fails read the manual!Model seismometerScottish launch at dynamic earthScottish minister examines seismometerShake tableShaking a jelly towerSimple stick-slip earthquake machineSometimes workshops feel like christmasWaiting for the earthquake

The school seismology project enables schools to detect signals from large earthquakes happening anywhere in the world.

The sheer destructive power of earthquakes has always held a fascination for children. This project capitalises on this natural interest by making use of earthquakes and seismology as a unifying theme to teach a range of basic science concepts.

Latest earthquake


Purple star Earthquake in 18km Ene of Cherokee, Oklahoma

Orange star Stations that have recorded data for this quake

Date 21/07/15
Time (UTC) 18:24.09
Location 18km Ene of Cherokee, Oklahoma
Magnitude 3.3
Latitude 36.82
Longitude -98.17
Depth (km) 7.44

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