Energy and Earthquakes Teacher Resources
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Earthquakes: Third Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce third graders to energy waves with a hands-on geology activity, in which they answer questions and compare seismograms in the San Francisco Bay area. After a demonstration that shows how bigger waves indicate a high-intensity...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Safety vs. EnergyLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Political cartoons are a poignant way to examine energy sources. This analysis handout has scholars examining a cartoon by Joe Heller (a link to his gallery is included for possible extensions). Background information reminds pupils of...
Earthquakes: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
K CCSS: Adaptable
Beginning with a pre-lab, kindergarteners trace the letters in the word earthquake and discuss what happens in an earthquake. The lab portion allows young scientists realize that earthquakes trigger shaking of different intensities...
Earthquakes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
2nd CCSS: Adaptable
What causes earthquakes? Second graders learn about stresses from plate movement with a set of hands-on activities. After tracing fault lines on a map with yarn, class members create a paper plate model of Earth to show its layers and...
Earthquakes: First Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
1st CCSS: Adaptable
First graders explore how earthquakes release energy in a set of hands-on activities. During the pre-lab, they discover how energy from an earthquake releases waves through the earth using a water-filled cup and pebbles. Youngsters...
Earthquakes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
Young seismologists learn more about plate tectonics with a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lessons plans on earthquakes. After exploring how waves travel through various materials, sixth graders record their observations and draw...
Earthquakes: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Examine earthquake intensities and ways to measure an earthquake through the comparison of the Mercalli and Richter scales. After completing the pre-lab worksheet, fourth graders compare high and low intensity quakes by testing the...
Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters and Measuring MagnitudesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Pairs use an online simulation to determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake. Using real data about the earthquake's maximum S wave amplitudes, they then determine the magnitude. The resource provides a great career...
Energy and Cars: What Does the Future Hold?Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students examine alternative energy. In this research based lesson, students study alternative energy and how it will influence transportation in the future. They will write a report and give an oral presentation of their findings.
Earthquakes and Volcanoes Post AssessmentLesson Planet
6th CCSS: Adaptable
The final lesson in the 20-part series is a post assessment covering earthquakes and volcanoes. Twenty-three questions incorporate each of the previous lessons through multiple choice, justified multiple choice, expanded multiple choice,...
Earthquakes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
After learning about P waves and S waves, fifth graders view the intensity of earthquakes by examining seismographs and images of earthquake damage. Young scientists then forecasting future quakes by analyzing data about earthquakes...