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Tell us more about earthquakes!

This half term, in our Geography unit, we have been exploring the causes and effects of earthquakes. Today we were very lucky to welcome Kit Chambers (Motional Signal Technologies) who studies and analyses earthquakes for a living. He was eager to come in and share his very specific knowledge and experience with us. He explained the different types of waves, P waves and S waves, using groups of children to help him (see videos). He also talked about magnitude using spaghetti and showed us an online resource which plots all of the earthquakes that have happened in the last 30 days. You wouldn't believe how many there are! Did you know that both Portreath and Porthleven have had earthquakes this year already? It was a fascinating discussion and the children had lots of questions to ask. Thank you Kit, we appreciate your support and look forward to working with you again!