STEM Education Earthquake Monitor

Teach STEM hands-on, detect earthquakes, and get your students jumping, with a fun and interactive classroom seismograph.

STEM Education Earthquake Monitor

Teach STEM hands-on, detect earthquakes, and get your students jumping, with a fun and interactive classroom seismograph.

STEM Education Earthquake Monitor

Teach STEM hands-on, detect earthquakes, and get your students jumping, with a fun and interactive classroom seismograph.

Schools and Universities using Raspberry Shake

Schools and Universities using the RaspberryShake:

Schools and Universities using Raspberry Shake

Real world applications

Watch and learn more about our planet with real-time insights into everything that makes the Earth move. Students can interpret and analyze real-world data while contributing to a global seismic network.

Free interactive teaching resources

Enhance STEM learning with an extensive online resource of lesson plans and hands-on activities. Easy-to-use, web-based data visualization tools allow students and educators to take learning to another level.

Adaptable STEM learning

Easily integrate Raspberry Shakes into existing curricula at any education level, or build something new around them. From pre-school to university and beyond, engage learners through practical, relevant, real-world science with a pro-level seismograph.

Increase earthquake awareness

Empower students and local communities to become more earthquake-aware and prepared. Contribute to the worldwide ShakeNet seismic network and further seismic monitoring and earthquake detection locally and globally.

Real world applications

Watch and learn more about our planet with real-time insights into everything that makes the Earth move. Students can interpret and analyze real-world data while contributing to a global seismic network.

Free interactive teaching resources

Enhance STEM learning with an extensive online resource of lesson plans and hands-on activities. Easy-to-use, web-based data visualization tools allow students and educators to take learning to another level.

Adaptable STEM learning

Easily integrate Raspberry Shakes into existing curricula at any education level, or build something new around them. From pre-school to university and beyond, engage learners through practical, relevant, real-world science with a pro-level seismograph.

Increase earthquake awareness

Empower students and local communities to become more earthquake-aware and prepared. Contribute to the worldwide ShakeNet seismic network and further seismic monitoring and earthquake detection locally and globally.

Real world applications

Watch and learn more about our planet with real-time insights into everything that makes the Earth move. Students can interpret and analyze real-world data while contributing to a global seismic network.

Free interactive teaching resources

Enhance STEM learning with an extensive online resource of lesson plans and hands-on activities. Easy-to-use, web-based data visualization tools allow students and educators to take learning to another level

Adaptable STEM learning

Easily integrate Raspberry Shakes into existing curricula at any education level, or build something new around them. From pre-school to university and beyond, engage learners through practical, relevant, real-world science with a pro-level seismograph.

Increase earthquake awareness

Empower students and local communities to become more earthquake-aware and prepared. Contribute to the worldwide ShakeNet seismic network and further seismic monitoring and earthquake detection locally and globally

Shake education in action

T3 Alliance

USA

The T3 Alliance program empowers students to utilize technology in projects that positively impact their communities. During the 2019-2020 earthquake swarm in Puerto Rico, highschool students built a shake alert system by installing a network of Raspberry Shakes around their local school and university.

CRISISLab

New Zealand

The CRISiSLab Challenge is a new technology competition concept which aims to motivate students to apply their interests in science and technology in disaster management. Students actively worked with Raspberry Shake sensors to create and demonstrate their own alerting systems and devices.

Seismology at School

Nepal

The ‘Seismology at school in Nepal’ project aims to raise earthquake awareness through educational seismology. The program has installed 30 Raspberry Shake seismographs in rural schools and has worked with them to provide tools and teachings on earthquake education and preparation.

Kristi Fink, Founder and Director of Texas Educational Seismic Project

“Texas Educational Seismic Project utilizes Raspberry Shakes in our “Cultivating Citizen Scientists” program because they offer a simple “plug-and-play” affordable seismograph with great flexibility for users. Affordability and flexibility expands opportunities for low income students in Texas – giving them research experiences investigating what is recorded on their classroom seismograph and promoting a valuable positive step in the direction of inquiry-based science education and college readiness. With one classroom Raspberry Shake seismograph, all students at a school may benefit from multiple, large monitors (computer screens) across a campus.“

Philippe Danré, PHD Candidate at Université Côte d’Azur

Great instrument !
“I use it to monitor earthquake activity on Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy). With students, we deployed a few of them in local schools (and we intend to install a few more this summer). The staff at Raspberry Shake is awesome, we received the devices quickly, the instruments are easy to understand and to use ! The installation is fast, the setup of the device as well. There is no issue with the Internet connection. Having the data online really helps sharing science with everyone! I would recommend this for citizen science projects!”

Shiba Subedi, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Lausanne

“Raspberry Shakes have allowed us to create our own school seismic network in Nepal where we use them to educate high school students in earthquake awareness and preparedness. They are easy to install and use, low-cost solutions and we now have 30 Shakes in our School network helping to save lives. It is a scientific instrument for learning purposes in those 30 schools as grade 12 science students have to follow some seismology lectures in their official curriculum. Very useful for learning and also teaching in a school environment!”

Mark Vanstone, Secondary School Science Teacher

“Three years ago my school was given a Shake 4D by a local geothermal project. We live in a seismically quiet area, so we’ve detected only a few local events, but we’ve identified over 1100 tele-seismic events from across the globe. This has raised the profile of geoscience in the school, provided us with data for earthquake location, enabled us to create seismic sections, given us a link to events we can identify from the USGS earthquake catalogue and driven the discussion of earth hazards in the news. We have received a superb introduction to the field of seismology, experienced a wealth of opportunities which we are not even close to exhausting and become part of an international community of seismologists who have, in turn, enriched the experience of our students.”

Shake education in action

T3 Alliance

USA

The T3 Alliance program empowers students to utilize technology in projects that positively impact their communities. During the 2019-2020 earthquake swarm in Puerto Rico, highschool students built a shake alert system by installing a network of Raspberry Shakes around their local school and university.

CRISISLab

New Zealand

The CRISiSLab Challenge is a new technology competition concept which aims to motivate students to apply their interests in science and technology in disaster management. Students actively worked with Raspberry Shake sensors to create and demonstrate their own alerting systems and devices.

Seismology at School

Nepal

The ‘Seismology at school in Nepal’ project aims to raise earthquake awareness through educational seismology. The program has installed 30 Raspberry Shake seismographs in rural schools and has worked with them to provide tools and teachings on earthquake education and preparation.

Kristi Fink, Founder and Director of Texas Educational Seismic Project

“Texas Educational Seismic Project utilizes Raspberry Shakes in our “Cultivating Citizen Scientists” program because they offer a simple “plug-and-play” affordable seismograph with great flexibility for users. Affordability and flexibility expands opportunities for low income students in Texas – giving them research experiences investigating what is recorded on their classroom seismograph and promoting a valuable positive step in the direction of inquiry-based science education and college readiness. With one classroom Raspberry Shake seismograph, all students at a school may benefit from multiple, large monitors (computer screens) across a campus.”

Philippe Danré, PHD Candidate at Université Côte d’Azur

Great instrument !
“I use it to monitor earthquake activity on Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy). With students, we deployed a few of them in local schools (and we intend to install a few more this summer). The staff at Raspberry Shake is awesome, we received the devices quickly, the instruments are easy to understand and to use ! The installation is fast, the setup of the device as well. There is no issue with the Internet connection. Having the data online really helps sharing science with everyone! I would recommend this for citizen science projects!”

Shiba Subedi, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Lausanne

“Raspberry Shakes have allowed us to create our own school seismic network in Nepal where we use them to educate high school students in earthquake awareness and preparedness. They are easy to install and use, low-cost solutions and we now have 30 Shakes in our School network helping to save lives. It is a scientific instrument for learning purposes in those 30 schools as grade 12 science students have to follow some seismology lectures in their official curriculum. Very useful for learning and also teaching in a school environment!”

Mark Vanstone, Secondary School Science Teacher

“Three years ago my school was given a Shake 4D by a local geothermal project. We live in a seismically quiet area, so we’ve detected only a few local events, but we’ve identified over 1100 tele-seismic events from across the globe. This has raised the profile of geoscience in the school, provided us with data for earthquake location, enabled us to create seismic sections, given us a link to events we can identify from the USGS earthquake catalogue and driven the discussion of earth hazards in the news. We have received a superb introduction to the field of seismology, experienced a wealth of opportunities which we are not even close to exhausting and become part of an international community of seismologists who have, in turn, enriched the experience of our students.”

 

Shake education in action

T3 Alliance

USA

The T3 Alliance program empowers students to utilize technology in projects that positively impact their communities. During the 2019-2020 earthquake swarm in Puerto Rico, highschool students built a shake alert system by installing a network of Raspberry Shakes around their local school and university.

CRISISLab

New Zealand

The CRISiSLab Challenge is a new technology competition concept which aims to motivate students to apply their interests in science and technology in disaster management. Students actively worked with Raspberry Shake sensors to create and demonstrate their own alerting systems and devices.

Seismology at School

Nepal

The ‘Seismology at school in Nepal’ project aims to raise earthquake awareness through educational seismology. The program has installed 30 Raspberry Shake seismographs in rural schools and has worked with them to provide tools and teachings on earthquake education and preparation.

Kristi Fink, Founder and Director of Texas Educational Seismic Project

“Texas Educational Seismic Project utilizes Raspberry Shakes in our “Cultivating Citizen Scientists” program because they offer a simple “plug-and-play” affordable seismograph with great flexibility for users. Affordability and flexibility expands opportunities for low income students in Texas – giving them research experiences investigating what is recorded on their classroom seismograph and promoting a valuable positive step in the direction of inquiry-based science education and college readiness. With one classroom Raspberry Shake seismograph, all students at a school may benefit from multiple, large monitors (computer screens) across a campus.“

Philippe Danré, PHD Candidate at Université Côte d’Azur

“Great instrument. I use it to monitor earthquake activity on Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy). With students, we deployed a few of them in local schools (and we intend to install a few more this summer). The staff at Raspberry Shake is awesome, we received the devices quickly, the instruments are easy to understand and to use ! The installation is fast, the setup of the device as well. There is no issue with the Internet connection. Having the data online really helps sharing science with everyone! I would recommend this for citizen science projects!”

Shiba Subedi, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Lausanne

“Raspberry Shakes have allowed us to create our own school seismic network in Nepal where we use them to educate high school students in earthquake awareness and preparedness. They are easy to install and use, low-cost solutions and we now have 30 Shakes in our School network helping to save lives. It is a scientific instrument for learning purposes in those 30 schools as grade 12 science students have to follow some seismology lectures in their official curriculum. Very useful for learning and also teaching in a school environment!”

Mark Vanstone, Secondary School Science Teacher

“Three years ago my school was given a Shake 4D by a local geothermal project. We live in a seismically quiet area, so we’ve detected only a few local events, but we’ve identified over 1100 tele-seismic events from across the globe. This has raised the profile of geoscience in the school, provided us with data for earthquake location, enabled us to create seismic sections, given us a link to events we can identify from the USGS earthquake catalogue and driven the discussion of earth hazards in the news. We have received a superb introduction to the field of seismology, experienced a wealth of opportunities which we are not even close to exhausting and become part of an international community of seismologists who have, in turn, enriched the experience of our students.”

Adam Low, Director of Upward Bound at T3 Program Lead at University of Alaska Fairbanks and a former highschool science teacher and geologist.

“The Raspberry Shake seismograph is an excellent tool for a citizen science classroom and I appreciate that students can see a seismic event in real time! Also, it is very exciting that students can use a seismometer in combination with another raspberry pi as a trigger for programmable actions like creating alerts, sending emails, tweets, or playing a song.”

Take STEM to the next level

 

SCIENCE

Enhance scientific learning and research at all levels. Dig into earth science concepts including geology, seismology, plate tectonics, and more.

TECHNOLOGY

Expand computer science and networking knowledge through fun programming and data processing activities.

ENGINEERING

Utilize real-time data streams for infinite problem-solving applications, such as projects around structural and civil engineering.

MATH

Practice algebra and trigonometry concepts with epicenter triangulation exercises, and dive into algorithms around data processing and alert systems.

Do more with Raspberry Shake

Professional-grade

Incredible sensitivity detects all types of ground motion near and far

Mobile & Web Tools

Software to help you do more with your device and your student

Scalable Connections

Scalable Connections One Shake can support an entire classroom of students with multiple, simultaneous data streams

Real-time Results

Immediate visual feedback for your class for all types of activity

Easy Incorporation

Simple to use and set up, it is easy for teachers to build hands-on and engaging classes

Community Engagement

With the Shakenet app there are no limits to the number of connections, meaning that an entire school can connect to their Shakes, even from home

Do more with Raspberry Shake

Professional-grade

Incredible sensitivity detects all types of ground motion near and far

Mobile & Web Tools

Software to help you do more with your device and your student

Scalable Connections

Scalable Connections One Shake can support an entire classroom of students with multiple, simultaneous data streams

Real-time Results

Immediate visual feedback for your class for all types of activity

Easy Incorporation

Simple to use and set up, it is easy for teachers to build hands-on and engaging classes

Community Engagement

With the Shakenet app there are no limits to the number of connections, meaning that an entire school can connect to their Shakes, even from home

Frequently Asked Questions

If resources are available, one shake per student is ideal. In most other situations, one Raspberry Shake device is perfectly suited to serve up to 30 students. The Shake’s Datacast UDP stream feature is especially useful for allowing multiple students to separately utilize the same live data feed from the seismograph.

Students of all ages can learn from the Raspberry Shake, pre-school up through high-school and even to PhD level research and beyond! Our free instructional materials and lesson plans on edu.raspberryshake.org focus especially on elementary, middle, and high school learning levels.

Raspberry Shakes are simple to use, plug-and-play devices that are easy to get up and running. In school and institutional networks, we recommend checking-in with your system administrators or IT team before set-up in order to ensure smooth access and connectivity to the internet and Raspberry Shake network.

The Raspberry Shake requires a power supply and wired ethernet connection, cables for both are supplied with turnkey models.

Our free mobile app, called ShakeNet, allows anyone to connect to any Shake device on our network, to view and analyze earthquakes and ground motion activity from anywhere. The ShakeNet desktop app gives you access to multiple other web based software:

      • Station View: See all Raspberry Shake stations live on our interactive global map showing the latest earthquake activity.
      • Data View: View live and historic data from any station. Use the advanced filtering and frequency options to better analyze and visualize data.
      • EQ Locator: Learn to triangulate earthquakes, like the pros using our P-wave and S-wave picker that allows you to locate earthquake epicenters.
      • EQ Sound: Ever wondered what an earthquake sounds like? Create audible files of the latest earthquake.
Our free educational resource page, edu.raspberryshake.org, contains device set-up guides, example lesson plans, and instructional materials including presentation slides, worksheets, and more!

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Watch the Earth Move from inside the classroom

Watch the Earth Move from inside the classroom

Watch the Earth Move from inside the classroom

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