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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences (photo: Pxhidalgo).

A Learning Family explores the earth sciences. These sciences include climatology, geology, meteorology, oceanography and physical geography. Kids develop a basic scientific literacy of the land, sea and sky within this learning sandbox. 

The Land, Sea and Sky

Popular Video

Tsunami reaching the Japan coast (photo: NASA).

Tohoku Tsunami: Videos of the Monster Wave

In March 2011 a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. The quake triggered a tsunami that caused severe damage to Japan's coastal areas..

Popular Articles

States of Matter (image: Edesignua).

States of Matter

There are three common states of matter. These states are solid, liquid and gas. Other states of matter also exist, but they are less common in life.
Day and Night (photo: NASA).

Earth’s Rotation: Day and Night

The earth rotates around its axis. It takes 24 hours to complete each rotation. The earth's rotation is the primary cause for day and night.
Tungurahua is a stratovolcano (photo: Pxhidalgo).

Stratovolcano: the Most Violent Eruptions

A stratovolcano is a large cone shaped volcano. It is commonly found where there is subduction of a tectonic plate.