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Earthquakes by Seymour Simon
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Informational learning book about earthquakes ( )
  caitlinsnead | Nov 20, 2013 |
This book is about earthquakes and it tells about various major earthquakes that have happened around the world, why they happen, where they are most likely to happen, and how scientists can measure them. This is a good informational book to inform children about the different types of earthquakes and how to be prepared for when it does occur. I am not sure how to use this for a lesson plan other than reading it to the class on earth day or after a earthquake occurs so they can learn better as to what they witnessed themselves. The theme is science, environment, earthquakes.
  ashleyhill2012 | Mar 11, 2013 |
  BRCSBooks | Dec 17, 2012 |
Seymour Simon is at it again with another great non-fiction science book that is just jam-packed with information on earthquakes. It tells of past earthquakes, explains what is going on physically with the earth that causes an earthquake, and where danger zones are. Then it goes into detail about how to measure and compare the sizes of earthquakes and which scales have been used by scientists globally. Last it tells students what do in the case of an earthquake, it just doesn't get any better than this when you want a gripping and informational book for you class.
  amn004 | Feb 24, 2011 |
This is a fair introductory book to earthquakes. It gives information on what causes earthquakes, why earthquakes take place where they do, and some of the effects of past earthquakes. Photographs are used to support the information and a glossary of terms, a subject index, and a short list of extension sources are given.

Some of the drawbacks to this book are that there is no table of contents or subjects headings on the pages. Because it is a survey book, it does not go into any real detail about any aspect of earthquakes. Appropriate for ages 5 to 9. ( )
  SadieReads | Aug 14, 2010 |
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Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Examines the phenomenon of earthquakes, describing how and where they occur, how they can be predicted, and how much damage they can inflict.

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