Disaster Science by
the editors of Klutz
Like all Klutz books, Disaster Science is exciting and packed with
information. Volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, slides, floods, waves and "crashes"
are all covered here in great detail. Includes tons of pictures (many before and after shots),
engaging text, and simple explanations for everything from why mobile homes don't often survive
tornadoes to how avalanches get started. Highly recommended!
Geographic Kids: Earthquake
National Geographic Kids:
online physical geography textbook. Rather interesting, actually.
"Allows you to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic
stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information." By
the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Click on "About" to see what
the site offers.
"From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground!" Tons of
Volcano Cameras and Seismographs
from New Zealand
World Wind 1.3
A fully 3D interactive globe by NASA. Check out the features section for a good overview of what
this free program offers.
Cardstock models including topographic land models, plate techtonics models, volcanoes and much
more. Website has a few free downloadable models.
geologic maps are great ways to learn about geology!