In these earthquake activities you will create fault blocks that show how great earthquakes occur in the ocean. These earthquakes create tsunami waves that crash onto shores thousands of miles away and are sometimes over 100 high!
Megathrust earthquakes that occur in subduction zones are often hundreds of miles long. The ocean floor often slips downward and sideways during one of these events.
On December 26, 2004 a megathrust earthquake occurred when rocks broke along a fault line in the Indian Ocean approximately 994 miles long. The entire length of the break and the seafloor lifted several feet creating tsunami waves and vibrations recorded around the entire Earth by seismographs for an entire week after the event.
Elementary Science Activities, Dancing Raisins In this fun and easy activity you can watch raisins dancing in a glass of soda pop!
Flight Activities, Paper Rockets Create some cool paper rockets and see how far you can make them fly with a breath of air!
Geology Activities, Earth's Elements In this fun activity your will create a variety of molecules out of colored clay and toothpicks.
Building Bridges Construct several paper bridges in this fun activity!
Science Activities Links to activities on this page include building bridges, creating spouting water, growing sugar crystals and much more.
Kids Fun Science The links on this page include information science activities, science experiments, plate tectonics, the rock cycle and much more.
Earthquake Activities, Earthquake Fault Blocks Create your own fault blocks that demonstrates how tsunamis occur during great earthquakes in the ocean!