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Neuroscience For Kids The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids Volcanoes (Volcanoes are not associated with weather, but instead are natural disasters.) What is a volcano?A volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the earth. When pressure builds up, eruptions occur. Gases and rock shoot up through the opening and spill over or fill the air with lava fragments.

The ChemCollective: Virtual Lab Recommended Version 7 Update 55 Select the file according to your operating system from the list below to get the latest Java for your computer. By downloading Java you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of the end user license agreement <p><span class="termhighlight">In order to optimize your experience and provide you with accurate messages, please enable javascript in your browser for the duration of your Java installation.</span></p> The World’s Deadliest Earthquakes The World’s Worst Earthquakes As measured by the death toll. The worst earthquakes in history, in terms of the death toll have occurred in China. In addition to lying along the earthquake prone “ring of fire”, China also has historically had a high population density. This virtually ensure that the highest earthquake casualties will be in China. It also is helpful that the Chinese have long had efficient bureaucracies, which were able to document the casualties as long ago as the 1500s.

How Volcanoes Work" Whenever there is a major volcanic eruption in the world, you'll­ see a slew of newspaper articles and nightly news stories covering the catastrophe, all stressing a familiar set of words -- violent, raging, awesome. When faced with a spewing volcano, people today share many of the same feelings volcano-observers have had throughout human history: We are in awe of the destructive power of nature, and we are unsettled by the thought that a peaceful mountain can suddenly become an unstoppable destructive force! While scientists have cleared up much of the mystery surrounding volcanoes, our knowledge has not made volcanoes any less amazing.

Who is the Surfing Scientist? › The Surfing Scientist (ABC Science) The Surfing Scientist › The Surfing Scientist The Surfing Scientist is really Ruben Meerman and this is a picture of him with his latest love — Black Betty! Ruben takes liquid nitrogen, balloons and the laws of physics and does science shows for kids at schools in NSW and QLD (and hopefully soon in other states). He has an arsenal of science tricks up his sleeve - check out the tricks and the lesson plans for teachers. Here's a brief biography to fill in the details

Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids Earthquakes(Earthquakes are not associated with weather, but instead are natural disasters.) What is an earthquake?Earthquakes are the shaking, rolling or sudden shock of the earth’s surface. Anatomy of a Volcano By Lexi Krock Posted 11.12.02 NOVA What’s the difference between lava and magma? What are volcanic vents, dikes, and fissures? In this anatomy of a volcano, explore the basic geological features of a volcano such as Mt. St.

Medical Animation Library ©Copyright 2009 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. How does a seismograph work? What is the Richter scale?" A seismograph is the device that scientists use to measure earthquakes. The goal of a seismograph is to accurately record the motion of the ground during a quake. If you live in a city, you may have noticed that buildings sometimes shake when a big truck or a subway train rolls by. Good seismographs are therefore isolated and connected to bedrock to prevent this sort of "data pollution." The main problem that must be solved in creating a seismograph is that when the ground shakes, so does the instrument.

Hey! LHS Kids How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? Historic Events - Earthquakes 2012 - Victoria - Moe This magnitude 5.4 earthquake occurred on 19 June 2012 at 8:53pm local time and was 10km southwest of Moe and 130km southeast of Melbourne. The earthquake was felt right across Victoria, with reports of it being felt from as far away as Deniliquin in NSW, around 330km from the epicentre. There were over 300 aftershocks recorded, the largest of which was a magnitude 4.4 recorded on the 20th of July 2012. The Moe earthquake was the largest earthquake recorded in Victoria since the magnitude 5.7 Mt Hotham earthquake in May 1966. From 2009 there has been an exceptionally high occurrence of seismicity related to significant earthquakes recorded in Gippsland, Victoria.

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