When the Earth shakes

When the Earth shakes
Publication Date: January, 2012
Type of Resource: Weblink

This online resource is a collection of media resources including videos, games, images and information on earthquakes and how they are formed and their effects on the Earth.


The resource covers information on earthquake prone regions, tectonic plate boundaries and sea floor spreading. The resource also has links to articles in archive.


This collection would support the implementation of a unit on earthquakes and volcanoes. 

Additional Information

This resource is in the form of a digital book with chapters and is to be used online. It is freely available from the ABC Splash website; no subscription or sign in is required.


As this resource uses Flash technology, it will not work on the Apple iPad.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096