"Today we are going to do a drop drill," Miss Jensen told her class.
"What is a drop real?'" asked Catherine.
"Do we get to drop our math and pencils?" asked Anna.
"Not exactly. It's called a drop drill,'" laughed Miss Jensen.
"What is a drop drill?" Paul asked.
"Well, first let's talk about why we will do it. We live in an area where there are earthquakes. Who can tell me what happens during an earthquake?" asked Miss Jensen.
"I know!" Catherine said. "It is when the whole earth shakes!"
"The whole earth doesn't shake," said Stefanie. "Only the house shakes."
"Well, you are both partly right. The earth does shake but only a part of it, and all of the houses and buildings around the center of the earthquake also shake. We are going to learn how to be safe if an earthquake happens while we are at school," said Miss Jensen.
"How can we do that?" the children asked.Paragraphs 11 to 29:
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