Earthquake Teacher Resources
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Be Prepared for an Earthquake
Earthquakes can be frightening and dangerous, but being prepared can make a world of difference. Perform an earthquake simulation during which the class practices how to drop, cover, and hold on as you read a script describing what might happen in the event of an earthquake.
K - 3rd Math 25 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
After a brief discussion on earthquakes, make a makeshift seismograph to record the shaking of the table that it sits upon. While the background information will be useful to you as a teacher, the seismograph does not seem like it would be very effective in recording table movement.
4th - 8th Science 14 Views 9 Downloads
Earthquakes And Fault Lines
Learners discuss major causes of earthquakes and identify famous fault lines, access and map information about ten largest earthquakes in world from 1989 to 1998, and theorize about location of these earthquakes as they relate to Earth's tectonic plates.
6th - 12th Science 105 Views 382 Downloads
Build an Earthquake-Proof Structure
Sixth graders create straw structures and experiment to see how they would withstand an earthquake. In this Earthquake lesson, 6th graders use increasing vibrations and record the effects on their straw structures. Students discuss which designs withstood the simulated earthquake the best and why.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 86 Downloads
Earthquakes:Plotting Recent Activity
Fifth graders plot Earthquakes and note how they follow the fault line. In this Earthquake lesson, 5th graders navigate a website and become familiar with the concept that Earthquakes happen along fault lines. Students locate and understand there are different types of fault lines (convergent, divergent,strike-slip)
5th Science 13 Views 115 Downloads
After reading an article on earthquakes and tsunamis, students answer a series of multiple choice questions about what they have learned. All answers can be found within the article, making this a good way to prepare for reading comprehension questions on a standardized test - or just a good way to practice reading skills.
5th - 6th Language Arts 65 Views 580 Downloads
Earthquakes: Learn From the Past, Prepare for the Future
Students examine the destruction caused by earthquakes. For this community safety lesson, students examine the risk involved in living in an earthquake zone and how to prepare for future earthquakes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 28 Downloads
Students construct small cities made of sugar cubes, bullion cubes, and gelatin cubes. They experiment with the cubes in order to determine which materials hold up the best against a simulated earthquake. Students explain how earthquake magnitude is measured.
5th - 6th Science 9 Views 60 Downloads
Earthquakes: Getting Ready For The Big One
Students devise a plan to prepare a city for an earthquake. For this lesson on earthquakes, students differentiate between the different types of earthquakes, examine the impact they can have on a city, and write a proposal on how to better prepare a city for an earthquake.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 28 Downloads
Breaking News English: Earthquake in Pakistan
In this earthquake in Pakistan worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about an earthquake in Pakistan.
5th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 8 Downloads
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Become a natural-hazard mapper! Your young scientists discuss plate tectonics, map regions of the US where earthquakes are likely to occur, and explore a population density map. Do people avoid living in areas where earthquakes are common? This plan includes several inks to additional sources.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 161 Downloads
Students inspect the causes and effects of earthquakes and examine how seismic waves travel. In this earthquake lesson, students determine where earthquakes happen and why, before determining how to build an earthquake resistant building. They watch a video and discuss fault lines.
3rd - 6th Science 27 Views 110 Downloads
Students investigate earthquakes and describe the interactions inside the Earth that cause them to occur. Then they research the equipment and systems for detection and measurement of earthquakes. Students also build and engage in a working simulation of a seismograph.
1st - 12th Science 5 Views 16 Downloads
Earthquake preparation: Acquiring knowledge about different ways to prepare for earthquakes
Students develop critical reading comprehension skills while learning how to be prepared for earthquakes, and list at least three things they can do to prepare for an earthquake.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Young scholars gain an overall knowledge of how hot spots within the earth trigger the eruption of volcanoes, and how plate tectonics affect the stability of the earths crust, therefore creating earthquakes. They make connection between the various levels of viscosity and volcanic formation.
3rd - 5th Science 44 Views 63 Downloads