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Years 5 and 6: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Clickview and World Book online

Remember to search for information about earthquakes and tsunamis in

World book online, Clickview and Twig.

World Book

Search in Kids or in Student using the words earthquakes and tsunamis to find information about your topic.


Search in Clickview using the words earthquakes and tsunamis or watch the Clickview videos in the boxes below.


In SEQTA go to P-12 Resources page for the direct link to Twig and search using the words earthquakes and tsunamis.


Earthquake facts for kids by Kiddle Encyclopedia online. Learn about earthquakes.

Earthquakes by ABC BTN. Importance of strict building regulations to minimise damage and deaths. Compares the 2010 Chile and Haiti earthquakes.

Earthquakes for kids by USGS. Comprehensive information about earthquakes.

Quick earthquake facts by DK Findout. Quick facts with good illustration.

Science of earthquakes by USGS. Excellent information about  the cause of earthquakes.

Tectonic plates by DK Findout. Quick facts with good illustration.

Understanding earthquakes by ABC BTN.

What is an earthquake by NASA. Basic information about earthquakes.

Earthquake and Tsunami videos from Clickview


Earthquakes and tsunami by KidCyber. Clear information about earthquakes and how they cause tsunamis.

How tsunamis work a TedEd Talk by Alex Gendler. Excellent short animation on formation of tsunamis.

Tsunami by DK Findout. Quick tsunami facts with good illustration.

Tsunami facts by National Geographic Kids. Learn about what causes tsunamis.

Tsunami facts for kids by Kiddle Encyclopedia online. Learn about tsunamis.