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"Kids Quake" in Australia
Tuesday, 15 October 2002
All around Australia tomorrow kids will be jumping for science. This "Kids Quake" is just one of the activities happening around the world to celebrate Earth Science Week 2002.
The Canberra "Kids Quake" will see students jumping on the lawns in front of Parliament House for 2 minutes at 8.30am to simulate an earthquake which will be measured by a Geoscience Australia seismograph. The Hon Warren Entsch MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, will start the jump. Geoscience Australia, who is coordinating the Australian activities, is the nation's earthquake monitoring agency.
School students in every other state will be replicating this "Kids Quake" throughout the morning. (See school and contact list attached).
The "Kids Quake" will demonstrate the science of measuring earthquakes. School children from Prince Alfred College, SA and Point Clare Public School, NSW will be participating in the Canberra quake.
Earth Science Week is an international event. This year it is being celebrated between 13 - 19 October with the aim of helping people to develop a better understanding of the importance and impacts of science to every day life. It encourages a sense of responsibility for the use and protection of our natural resources and the environment.
NATIONWIDE KIDS QUAKE On WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
Celebrating Earth Science Week (13-19 October) 2002
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