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The ancient Greeks thought earthquakes occurred when the god Atlas shifted the weight of the world from one shoulder to the other. Today we take a more scientific approach to explaining them.
To find more information about earthquakes, including options for a student's science experiment, start by accessing the Science in Context database. To search for the subject of earthquakes, click on the Topics link and browse by the topic Science Fair Projects and Experiments. From this page you can see an overview of information including Featured Content, Experiments, articles from magazines, additional references and more. There is an option to “search within page” allowing you to type in the word Earthquakes and search for projects on that subject. You can also access the Experiments section on the main database screen near the search bar. Click on the Experiments link which changes the search to “Search experiments”. You could then enter the word “Earthquakes” and pull up the main page on earthquakes. There are images, videos, web site links, statistics and other great resources.