This week, the East Coast experienced an earthquake that could be felt in 20 states. Now we're preparing for Hurricane Irene. Extreme weather can be scary. By focusing on the science behind these events, you could help your students see them as fascinating instead of just frightening.
Did you know that earthquakes, by creating changes in the shape of the planet, increase the speed at which the earth rotates? They are making our days slightly shorter. Hear more in the Science Update, Quake Side Effects.