|Spend the time||indoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
A computer with Internet access
Quake-Catcher Network software (free)
A USB sensor (price varies)
|Improve earthquake monitoring and warnings|
|Use USB sensors to detect earthquakes|
The Quake-Catcher Network provides software so that individuals can join together to improve earthquake monitoring, earthquake awareness, and the science of earthquakes.
The Quake-Catcher Network links existing networked laptops and desktops in hopes to form the world’s largest and densest earthquake monitoring system. 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 a natural way to engage students and the public in earthquake detection and research. This project places USB-connectable sensors in K-12 classrooms as an educational tool for teaching science and a scientific tool for studying and monitoring earthquakes. Through a variety of interactive experiments students can learn about earthquakes and the hazards that earthquakes pose.
Earthquake safety is a responsibility shared by billions worldwide. Let's get to work!