Hazards: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

This Hazards: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities unit also includes:

Sixth graders explore the damage associated with an earthquake by designing a structure that can withstand earthquake intensities on a shaker board. They then view tips for preparing for an earthquake, and what to do after an earthquake has happened. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide specifications about essays (e.g. preparation, safe and unsafe places, an emergency plan, etc.)
  • Demonstrate how brick, stone, wood, and steel respond to intense shaking
Classroom Considerations

  • The final lesson in a series of four about the plate tectonic cycle
  • Have pupils refer to pages 16-18 in the workbook this portion of the unit

  • The writing prompt offers opportunities for reflection and narrative writing 
  • Includes blackline masters are included
  • A workbook for the entire unit is attached

  • None