A Project Guide to Earthquakes

A Project Guide to Earthquakes

by Claire O'Neal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584158700

ISBN-13: 9781584158707

Pub. Date: 10/30/2010

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated

Our planet shakes with over one thousand earthquakes every day. The strongest ones destroy buildings, roads, and lives. They trigger killer tidal waves called tsunamis. Yet most earthquakes are too weak to feel. What causes earthquakes? And what makes the difference between a killer quake and a harmless one? Learn more about earthquakes with these thirteen fun

Overview

Our planet shakes with over one thousand earthquakes every day. The strongest ones destroy buildings, roads, and lives. They trigger killer tidal waves called tsunamis. Yet most earthquakes are too weak to feel. What causes earthquakes? And what makes the difference between a killer quake and a harmless one? Learn more about earthquakes with these thirteen fun experiments you can do yourself. You'll think like a seismologist as you build models of faults, study earthquake-proof structures, and even try to predict the next "big one." Explore Earth's awesome power!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584158707
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2010
Series:
Earth Science Projects for Kids Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Earthquake! 4

Egg Earth 6

Graham Cracker Faults 8

Stovetop Convection 11

Plate Tectonics: Continents in Motion 13

Elastic Earthquakes 17

Seismic Slinky 21

Measuring Earth's Vibrations 24

Monitoring the Quaking Earth 27

Earthquake Effects: The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami 29

Earthquake Effects: A Better Building 32

Earthquake Effects: Liquefaction and the 1995 Kobe Earthquake 36

Predict the Next "Big One" 40

Get Ready for an Earthquake 42

What to Do During an Earthquake 43

Further Reading 44

Books 44

Works Consulted 44

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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