One of the most exciting moments after installing a new seismic station in a high school classroom is recording an earthquake. Students leave their desks; teachers stop midsentence, as if the classroom beneath their feet were shaking! Earthquakes are a fascinating, powerful, and uncontrollable force that capture the attention of people young and old and naturally lend themselves to engaging students in the classroom. Focusing on earthquakes in schools creates unique opportunities for seismologists to share their knowledge, tools, and excitement for the study of the Earth and to become involved in kindergarten through high school (K-12, ages 5-18) education....

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