Scholastic Q & A: Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops? by Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger, Barbara Higgins Bond

By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger, Barbara Higgins Bond

The solutions to thousands of questions—about every little thing from bears to snakes, tarantulas to volcanoes— are the following in those books for moment and 3rd graders. The questions are fascinating, and the solutions are effortless to appreciate and infrequently rather humorous. Full-page paintings exhibits the animals and environments in shiny element. youngsters will love quizzing their associates and adults.

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Scholastic Q & A: Why Do Volcanoes Blow Their Tops?

The solutions to hundreds and hundreds of questions—about every thing from bears to snakes, tarantulas to volcanoes— are the following in those books for moment and 3rd graders. The questions are exciting, and the solutions are effortless to appreciate and infrequently really humorous. Full-page paintings exhibits the animals and environments in brilliant aspect.

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Attach small buildings to their foundations with big bolts. For added strength, make some inside walls of concrete with steel bars inside. Finally, connect the walls with steel beams. Better safe than sorry! 45 How can you be safe during an earthquake? Follow these rules: Indoors, stay away from windows and take cover under a table or desk or in a doorway. Outdoors, get to an open space, away from buildings, trees, and power lines. Near a large body of water, move to higher ground. In an auto, stop driving, but don’t leave the car.

The second most destructive quake also occurred in China. 2 on the Richter scale. The Chinese government said the disaster killed 240,000 people and injured 500,000, but the figures may be much higher. Which earthquake in the United States caused the most damage? The one that destroyed San Francisco on April 18, 1906. The earthquake almost completely wiped out San Francisco. As many as 3,000 people may have lost their lives. Huge fires blazed, destroying about 28,000 of the wooden buildings of the city.

Japan has also taken steps to control the damage from tsunamis by building barriers that protect the coasts. And, finally, the Japanese lead the world in making new buildings earthquake-proof. How do you make buildings earthquake-proof? Set them into the bedrock of the earth’s surface. This lets the building move with the ground during a quake. Also, build skyscapers with especially strong steel frameworks. Place shock absorbers made of layers of steel and rubber on the foundation to help resist the rocking and rolling of an earthquake.

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