VolcanoesNature’s Incredible FireworksBy: David L. Harrison Genre: Expository nonfiction: Gives facts and information
Words to know • beneath • buried • chimney • earthquakes • fireworks • force • trembles • volcanoes
More Words to Know • Crevice – a crack in Earth’s surface • Collide – to crash into one another • Lava – hot, melted rock that flows onto Earth’s surface from deep inside Earth
Beneath • in a lower place; under; below
Buried • Covered up; hidden
Chimney • A tall, hollow column, usually made of brick, to carry away smoke from a fireplace or furnace
Earthquakes • Violent shaking or shifting motion of the ground caused by the sudden movement of rock far beneath Earth’s surface
Fireworks • Firecrackers and other things that make a loud noise or go up high in the air and burst in a shower of stars and sparks
Force • Power; strength
Trembles • Moves with a quick shaking motion
Volcanoes • Hills or mountains built up by lava and ash around an opening in Earth’s crust
Many places in the world have , or a violent shaking of the ground.
The of an earthquake is so powerful that tall buildings sometimes fall to the ground.
I saw smoke coming from the at the top of their house. They must have a fire in the fireplace.
There are plates that shift way down the Earth’s surface that cause an earthquake to happen.
The car was in the snow after the terrible blizzard we had yesterday.