In the last 24 hours we have had 8 earthquakes in Idaho.
The largest earthquake in Idaho, United States:
Earthquakes can be a little scary when you don’t know what is happening. Why is the ground shaking? Why is there a roar from the earth?
The best way to ease fears is knowledge. Knowledge comes from reading. Make sure to check out earthquake books from the Library (Curbside Pickup currently is from 12-3 Tuesday to Friday) In a time of distance learning the internet is also a place to gather knowledge. Always choose safe and true sources. Miss Sherry recommends this site for earthquake information for kids: Easy Science For Kids
USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. They are a primary resource to use during a time when the earth is rumbling and you want information. The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
The USGS has a page specifically designed for children. USGS Kids
Letting your children learn about earthquakes can help decrease fears when they feel one. Understanding why the earth shakes can help subside fears that they may have during an earthquake.
(Secret side note: Miss Sherry has a completely irrational fear of being in a hot springs during an earthquake. SHHHHHH don’t tell people they will laugh.)
Earthquakes in the Early Morning, An adventure that will shake you up! That’s what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to California in 1906. As soon as they arrive, the famous San Francisco earthquake hits the city. Can Jack and Annie save the day? Or will San Francisco be destroyed first?
Posted by Donnelly Public Library on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Miss Sherry read Earthquake In The Morning from The Magic Tree House Series. It is a chapter book and you may need to pause between chapters. Don’t forget to AR test on all the books you are reading. You can AR test from home.
||Earthquake in the Early Morning
Osborne, Mary Pope
AR Quiz No. 51896 EN Fiction
IL: LG – BL: 3.3 – AR Pts: 1.0
AR Quiz Types: RP, RV, VP
The Magic Tree House takes Jack and Annie to San Francisco in 1906, in time for them to experience one of the biggest earthquakes the United States had ever known. Book #24
Miss Sherry highly recommends the Magic Treehouse website. It is packed with games, activities and more. If you are fighting the request for your kids to play more Fortnite or Animal Crossing offer them Magic Treehouse as an alternative.
Here is several books as well as videos on EPIC
Let Miss Sherry know what you have learned about earthquakes. Send a message to [email protected] or text 208-630-3723
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