Use these selected websites for students to explore as part of their earth science investigation.

The School District of Philadelphia

Earthquakes for Kids
From the USGS, this site offers student-ready resources including an image glossary with images for terms associated with earthquakes. Other useful resources include earthquake history, cool facts, and a clickable map of earthquake zones, including our own here in Philadelphia, called "Did You Feel It?"

FEMA for Kids
This site from the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps to educate kids about natural disasters, explaining about the different kinds and what types of disasters can occur in the different regions of the country. It seeks to make frightening situations less so, by empowers kids with knowledge about important things to remember in an emergency, including sections like "What You Might Feel in a Disaster."

Volcano World's Kid's Door
The Kid's Door section of Volcano World offers stories and legends, a kid's art gallery, class project ideas, games, quizzes, and virtual field trips. If your school creates a volcano website, they'll add it to their page.

What's Shakin'?
Walks visitors through an in-depth introduction to earthquakes, divided into sections on what they are and why they occur, history of seismographs, plate tectonics, faults, seismic waves, and much more. Click on "next" at the top of the page to move through the pages. | © 2004 The Franklin Institute - All rights reserved.