• Volcanoes & Earthquakes

    Our Earth is NOT a quiet place!

    We read about volcanoes and earthquakes this year.  Did you know that the ground you stand on is called the Earth's crust?  Did you know that the crust is divided into huge pieces called plates that slide around on top of melted rock called magma?  If a crack, called a fault, opens up between two plates, a volcano can form.  If the huge plates move too fast along these fault lines, we may have earthquakes!

    Are you curious about our Earth and how exciting it can be? If the answer is, "YES!" then check out the 2 slide shows below. Just scroll down and you may also visit some cool sites to learn even more!

    Volcanoes & Earthquakes

    Below are "HOT" links just click and explore
     
     
     
    Volcono Cam(Mt.St. Helen's)              
    Us Geological Society                        
    Volcanoes on line                              
    Ring of Fire                
    Volcano video clip                                                               
    Forces of Nature             
    PBS>Hawaii