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Students discuss a natural disaster. In this earthquakes research lesson, students discover why earthquakes happen, what happens after an earthquake, and what to do during an earthquake. They discuss some information as a class and work in small groups to find answers to earthquake questions on the internet. This lesson includes the questions for the group activity, resource links, and an assessment guide.
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.
Study earthquakes, the effect they have on the earth, and earthquake preparedness, especially in populated areas such as the San Francisco Bay area with young learners. They discuss the roles geologists, construction engineers and architects, and politicians have with earthquake preparedness and role-play each group in a class forum.
A comprehensive look at Japan and its characteristics will engage and inform the viewer about one of the most prominent powers in the world today. The demographics, topography, and climate of Japan are covered in these slides with maps, charts, and photographs, as well as several other topics for your class purposes.