This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re learning all about earthquakes and volcanoes with Dr. Mousumi Roy, a University of New Mexico professor of Physics and Astronomy with a specialty in Earth Sciences.

Dr. Roy explains to our Kids Crew how scientists study earthquakes and volcanoes, and we explore the connection between earthquakes and volcanoes on our volatile planet.

Hot lava – photo by USGS

Learn more about earthquakes and volcanos at the US Geological Survey website on Natural Disasters.

Photo by Dave Goudreau on Unsplash

Here are some places from the Smithsonian and the USGS to learn about what volcanoes are on the “watch list” at any time (there usually about 20 currently erupting):

Here is where to find out about recent earthquakes:

This show is mixed with excellent music!

Shake Shake Shake (The Earthquake Song)Tom KnightThe Classroom Boogie2003 Orchard Kids02:49
I Feel the Earth MoveMandy MooreThe Best of Mandy Moore1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT01:10
Big Rock Candy MountainElizabeth Mitchell & Lisa LoebCatch the Moon2004 Sheridan Square Records02:45
VolcanoThe HipwadersThe Hipwaders2005 The Hipwaders02:49
There Is A MountainWailing SoulsPsychedelic Souls2017 Pow Wow Records03:22
Hot LavaThe Never Land Pirate BandJake and the Never Land Pirates2011 Walt Disney Records01:22
Many Things To KnowRalph's WorldAt the Bottom of the Sea2002 Waterdog Records02:54
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin PieThe Chardon Polka BandPony in the Backseat2018 Off-Kilter Prd.03:56
Volcano!The Amoeba PeopleThe Fossil Record2019 M51 Records03:20
It's an Earthquake!BabyBus Nursery RhymesSuper Rescue Team2020 Fuzhou Zhiyong Information Technology Co., Ltd.01:41
Volcanoes and YouThe Board of EducationThe First Album2012 Kevin Emerson02:43