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High schoolers discuss natural disasters, global community and address Students concerns and worries. They review thoughts about the tsunami written by high schoolers logging onto the Newsround website and determine which statements they relate to.
Pupils explore earthquakes and seismic waves. They investigate how energy is released in the subsurface to create seismic waves. Students explore the inner workings of a seismograph and how they are used to determine the location of an earthquake.
Sixth graders explore reasons for earthquakes. They discuss and describe the types of faults. Using the internet, 6th graders research a specific location of a former earthquake. They describe the damage, magnitude, the epicenter, and the amount of damage.
Students examine terminology related to the study of volcanoes, geology, or the ecosystems that surround them. They make note of key words while reading exhibits, interpretive signs, or labels, or hearing them from each other, their teacher, movies or rangers.
In this earth science worksheet, students find the words that are associated with the concept of earthquakes. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
In this grammar worksheet, students fill in fourteen gaps using the correct form of the word given in bold. Students read their choices and make sure each one is grammatically correct.
In this seismoscope reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 paragraph selection pertaining to seismoscopes and then answer 3 multiple choice questions regarding the information.
Students investigate tsunamis with an aquarium model.  In this waves and energy lesson, students drop spheres into an aquarium and measure the height of waves that travel up a slope.  Students create a data table and may create a pamphlet or construct a graph as an extension.
In this reading comprehension online interactive quiz worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions regarding the book Panda's Earthquake Escape. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
For this earthquake crossword worksheet, students read ten clues and determine which word in the word box best matches. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle.
In this earthquakes worksheet, students read definitions of 10 words that pertain to earthquakes and match them to the words in a word box.
In this earthquake activity instructional activity, students examine 10 earthquake-related terms and then put those terms into alphabetical order.
In this earthquake worksheet, students recognize words relating to earthquakes. Students complete the word search by finding the thirteen earthquake words.
Pupils examine an article about tsunami warning systems and discuss why they are important. They conduct an experiment that shows how the velocity of a wave in water changes with the depth. 
Do you plan to get your scientists engaged in the power of nature with the documentary: America's Tsunami-- Are We Next? If so, this 37-question viewing guide will keep your scholars attentive as they record pertinent details such as, "How far inland did the Tsunami reach in Indonesia?" All questions are fill-in-the-blank or short answer. To help with retention, consider stopping once or twice to review certain concepts. All answers are provided.
In this "Curious? Shake it up!" worksheet, students answer 4 multiple choice questions interactively about earthquakes, then find out how others answered the same questions.
Middle schoolers examine different materials and design options that can affect the durability of a building.  In this investigative lesson students conduct several earthquake experiments. 
In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus worksheet, students solve logarithmic and exponential equations in problem solving situations. The three page worksheet contains eleven problems. Answers are not provided.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Changing Earth. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students review earthquakes larger than 2.5 that have occurred over a span of several days using a given website reference. In this geology instructional activity, students plot epicenters on a world map and depth of the quake. All necessary websites are given with instructional activity.

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