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New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative, inquiry-based, and hands-on activities to learn about disaster preparedness.
6th - 8th Science 74 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Applications of Exponential Functions
Exponential functions are the name of the game. Young mathematicians can work through each of the eight worksheets by evaluating functions, applying logarithms, completing logarithmic functions, and building inverse functions. This would be a great set of worksheets to accompany an entire chapter.
10th - 12th Math 52 Views 294 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Breaking News English: Tsunamis
In this tsunamis learning exercise, 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 tsunamis.
5th - 10th Science 14 Views 12 Downloads
Earthquakes: Getting Ready For The Big One
Students devise a plan to prepare a city for an earthquake. In this instructional activity 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 10 Views 29 Downloads
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
In this earthquake worksheet, students compare and contrast the different types of seismic waves and determine how earthquakes are measured. This worksheet has 1 multiple choice, 3 matching, 3 fill in the blank, and 8 short answer questions.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science
For this earth and space science GED worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 7 clues about topics such as earthquakes, the Milky Way Galaxy and weathering and erosion. Students are given a word bank to use to complete the crossword puzzle.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Compound Words and Earthquakes
Challenge your class members to create new compound words. After examining compound words associated with earthquakes, groups select a topic that has some local connection, brainstorm a list of associated words, and invent new compound words for their topic.
8th Language Arts 19 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Students investigate the use of ratios in scale drawings on maps. In this middle school mathematics lesson, students use ratio and proportion to determine distances between two points on a map. Students interpret information from seismographic graphs.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Magnitude of Earthquakes
Students investigate the causes and effects of earthquakes and investigate their magnitude. In this earthquakes lesson, students study the Richter Scale and measure it as it relates to the energy released by an earthquake. Students work in groups to investigate specific questions and present their findings.
3rd - 6th Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On!
Learners gather data about the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, make comparisons between the two, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake. They identify that the distance is measured both horizontally and vertically and that soft rocks amplify shaking, while locations on hard bedrock shake less.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Good Old Earth Materials
Students investigate different types of building structures and how they are able to stand up to earthquakes. Through comparison they determine which buildings are better able to handle earthquakes than others. They create a building, based on specific parameters, out of material assigned to them.
K - 4th Science 17 Views 75 Downloads