InSight has landed

NASA have put a seismometer on Mars to learn more about its internal structure.
In 2019, data will be sent back to Earth for schools to use.
Download our free classroom activities and background science booklet.

GeoUK and Ireland map

Find out where 'geology is happening' near you —
geology groups, walking guides, museums, discovery centres...
Browse the BGS GeoUK and Ireland map

Build a Lego seismometer

You can build seismometer out of Lego, with this handy guide, to detect large earthquakes from around the world.

Build a BGS LEGO seismometer.

Earthquakes and School Seismology

Check out our updated Earthquakes and UK School Seismology pages.

Discovering geology

Information and resources for schools and colleges, lifelong learners or anyone with an interest in geology for education or leisure.
Browse the sections: Climate Change, Hazards, Time and Geology of Britain.

Timechart quiz

Don't get the hump with geological time!
Try our Geological timechart quiz