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Earth Science Themed Essays

1999 Winning Essays

Twelve winning essays from the 1999 contest year of the Young Naturalist Awards by students from grade 7 - 12. With geology as the focus, students observed and reported on the geology of their own regions and of the world.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

As India's Plates Collide

"Suddenly, Earth began shaking and quickly got louder by the second." This seventh-grader from New York paints a vivid picture of earthquakes, from how they form to contemporary safety measures.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Reading the Rocks at Cornwall, Pennsylvania

See how a day of collecting rocks on the north shore of Long Island turned into an exploration of the Earth's history for this eighth-grader from New York.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

When Disaster Strikes

An earthquake prediction when she was young peaked the interest of this eighth-grader from Michigan. While the earthquake never occurred, her fascination continues to this day.

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