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Earthquakes: Books

Volcano & Earthquake (DK Eyewitness Books)

ISBN: 1465426183
Ages: 8-12

What does an earthquake feel like, and how long does it last? What are the stages of an earthquake? How can dogs help to rescue people? Eyewitness books bring science up close in a way that will totally engage students of all ages. Stunning photographs and illustrations make this book a resource that will be appreciated for years to come.

Earthquakes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)


ISBN: 9780062382023
Ages: 4-8

Earthquakes are one of nature's most mysterious forces. Some are so small they can't be felt, while others can make buildings fall down. This book describes why earthquakes happen, the causes and effects of earthquakes, and what to do if one happens near you. Colorful pictures and clear text for early readers.

Jump Into Science: Earthquakes

ISBN: 1426328338
Ages: 4-8

Colorful illustrations and simple text make complex earth science fascinating and easy to understand for younger children. The book includes a hands-on experiment and extra material for further learning.

Janice VanCleave's Earthquakes: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

ISBN: 0471571075
Ages: 9-12


Here are 20 simple experiments related to earthquakes that kids can do with materials found around the house. Includes ideas for turning the experiments into great science fair projects. Illustrations make this a project-doer's dream come true.


Surviving Tsunamis (Children's True Stories: Natural Disasters)

ISBN: 1406222186
Ages: 8 -10

A human look at people who have lived through and survived the experience of a tsunami. True events suffered by real people with photographs to document the events.


What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics? (Shaping Modern Science)

ISBN: 0778772098
Ages: 10 and up

In 1912, scientist Alfred Wegener proposed that the continents were once a single land mass but had slowly moved apart over millions of years. Learn more about how plate tectonics have shaped the earth.

Volcano Map

Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking Photos, Facts and Fun! (National Geographic Kids)

ISBN: 1426313646
Ages: 8-12

In true National Geographic form, the science of volcanoes and earthquakes are brought to our view with fabulous photographs depicting huge cracks in the earth, flowing lava, and amazing tsunami waves, just to name a few. Learn amazing facts that you never knew about the power of the earth.

Earthquakes (Smithsonian Science)

ISBN: 0060877154
Ages: 6-10

Science writer Seymour Simon introduces young learners to earthquakes with full-color photographs in this standards-aligned book. Diagrams, maps, graphs and real-life examples supplement the engaging text. In addition to the how and why of earthquakes, a discussion of safety measures is included.

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