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To make an earthquake model for kids, construct building frames out of toothpicks and marshmallows, set them on a tray of Jell-O and shake the tray. Observe how the different frames withstand different levels of disturba... More »

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Earthquakes happen when the parts of the Earth's crust called plates rub, scrape or bump against each other. About half a million earthquakes happen each day, but they are small or too far below the surface for people to... More »

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An earthquake is a violent shaking of the ground that often causes destruction to life and property. An earthquake occurs when two parts of earth slip past one another, creating seismic waves. Some areas are especially p... More »

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Make structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows and place them on a pan of gelatin to make an earthquake model. This is an excellent visual representation of how Earth's movement can affect buildings. More »

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The easiest way to make an earthquake project is to place structures made of toothpicks and marshmallows on a pan of gelatin. It is useful to have a journal handy to record observations from the experiment. More »

www.reference.com Science Earth Science Earthquakes

An earthquake is a violent shaking of the ground that often causes destruction to life and property. An earthquake occurs when two parts of earth slip past one another, creating seismic waves. Some areas are especially p... More »

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As of 2015, the largest recorded earthquake in world history occurred in 1960 in Valdivia, Chile, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale; the second largest occurred in 1964 in Alaska, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale; and... More »

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