Earthquakes for Kids

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Resource:Earthquakes for Kids
Provider:United States Geological Survey
Summary:Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision). Today's site, sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), offers a multi-media exploration of earthquake history, animations, project ideas and a lot more.
Description:When you get to the site simply use the icon menu to explore:
  • Science of Earthquakes - Learn why the earth shakes and how quakes are recorded.
  • Earthquake Animations - Watch terrific video animations of Amplification, A Thrust Fault, Foreshocks, and much more!

  • Science Fair Project Ideas

  • Become An Earthquake Scientist - Learn what it takes to be a Geophysicist.

  • Cool Earthquake Facts - Learn fascinating trivia and tidbits about earthquakes.

  • Today in Earthquake History - See a map depicting where earthquakes have occurred. You can also choose a different day.
And more!
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C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Science
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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