Japan earthquake news for kids
Summary of the first two weeks after the earthquake to hit Japan.
Terms in bold: aftershock, magnitude, hindered, microseconds, radiation.
Huge Earthquake Strikes Japan (Weekly Reader)
Terms used and defined: aftershocks, tsunamis, epicenter (epicentre),
bracing, debris, stalled. 14 March 2011.
Japan's Nuclear Fears (Time for Kids)
Scroll down for earthquake details under sub-heading "A Rippling Effect". Suggested
first-paragraph terms to define: registered, magnitude, temblor, Ring of Fire,
(The "Ring of Fire" is sometimes referred to as the "Rim of Fire",
after the Pacific Rim.) 16 March 2011.
Earthquake and Tsunami Jolt Japan (National Geographic Kids)
Suggested terms to define: magnitude, casualties, confirmed, aftershocks.
11 March 2011.
in Japan (scholastic.com)
Updated with further stories every few days (scroll down).
How to Help the Japanese (National Geographic Kids)
15 March 2011.
Tsunami Pictures: Epic Waves, Earthquake Shock Japan (National
12 March 2011.
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