National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes by National Geographic KidsThe natural world experts at National Geographic have compiled the perfect reference book for readers aged 8 to 12. Filled with fabulous photos and peppered with great facts, this is a must-have for all young nature lovers, sure to satisfy kids curiosity about natural disasters and the powers of nature.
National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes explodes with incredible photos and amazing facts about the awesome powers of nature. Youll find out that three quarters of Earths volcanoes are underwater and that an earthquake in Chile shortened the day by 1.26 milliseconds, and much more. Bursting with fascinating information about biggest volcanic eruptions and earth-shattering earthquakes, this book takes a fun approach to science, introducing kids to plate tectonics and the tumultous forces brewing beneath the Earths surface.
10 Interesting Facts About Volcanoes
Want some volcano facts? Here are 10 interesting facts about volcanoes. Whatever the case, volcanoes are amazing features of nature that demand our respect. Although volcanoes are all made from hot magma reaching the surface of the Earth and erupting, there are different kinds. Shield volcanoes have lava flows with low viscosity that flow dozens of kilometers; this makes them very wide with smoothly sloping flanks.
Your chances of being involved in a volcanic eruption are pretty low compared to other natural disasters, such as flooding or earthquakes. Volcanoes are like giant vents for the Earth. Imagine a pot of chili bubbling on the stove. The chili might just bubble up and erupt over the sides of the pan. Take the lid off, though, and the heat can escape. Along with this rock are explosive gases. When these pieces rub up against each other, they create pressure.
Check out some fascinating facts about volcanoes!
Is it just us or is it getting hot in here, gang? Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike! Volcanoes are classified as active, dormant or extinct depending on the amount of volcanic activity happening. When you imagine a volcano, you might picture it as a large, slope-sided mountain, but volcanoes can actually be a variety of shapes. Shield flat , composite tall and thin , cinder cones circular or oval cones , and lava domes where dome-shaped deposits of hardened lava have built up around the vent, as the lava is too thick to flow very far. Magma is the name given to hot liquid rock inside a volcano.
Enjoy our awesome range of Earth facts for kids. Check out the cool trivia and have fun learning about some of our planet's most amazing features. Fun Volcano Facts. Check out these fun volcano facts for kids. Learn about hot magma, famous eruptions, volcanoes on other planets, volcanic gases, flowing lava and more. Enjoy our wide range of strange and interesting facts about volcanoes. When they are active they can let ash, gas and hot magma escape in sometimes violent and spectacular eruptions.