An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.
Earth Science This is an awesome edible science lab that demonstrates plate boundaries by using an Oreo as one of the Earth's plates. I would like to use this as an introductory lesson when teaching plate boundaries and plate tectonics.
Climbing La Soufriere Volcano, Guadeloupe. La Soufrière volcano forms the centerpiece of the western “wing” of Guadeloupe (Guadeloupe’s main two islands form the shape of a butterfly.). It last erupted in 1976. The last earthquake, also associated with the volcano, was in 2004. In other words, it’s still active. Click here to read more about my hike up an active volcano!
Weather Watch by Scholastic: precise directions for easy weather instruments to make at home with an included illustration of what it should look like
If a tub of Crisco burns for 45 days as a candle, why in the hell would you add that kind of fat to your food? (Crisco Candle for emergency situations. Simply put a piece of string in a tub of shortening, and it will burn for up to 45 days.