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It's Not Your Fault

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Be prepared for the next big quake with a collection of lessons, activities, and presentations about the science of earthquakes, as well as safety tips and guidelines.
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Building for the Big One

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students build and test structures that can best withstand earthquakes. They create their structures from playdough, cornstarch, grape-nuts and popsicle sticks and place their structures on a "shake table."
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Earthquakes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
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...
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Dealing With Earthquake Fear

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss their fears about earthquakes. They research each fear the class has using the internet. They practice earthquake drills and discuss what to do in the event of an emergency.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

For Teachers 4th - 9th
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...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters and Measuring Magnitudes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Designing for Disaster

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build and design to rock and roll. Pairs research building design in earthquake areas and use computer simulations to see the effects of earthquakes on buildings,. They then sketch and explain a building design that would withstand a...
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The Effects of Earthquakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Liquefaction is when the soil behaves like a liquid due to stress, such as an earthquake. Pupils see this in action when they observe liquefaction and the impact on buildings in the fourth part of a unit of five. Then they must determine...
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Non-Structural Hazards

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Buildings often have decorative components and furnishings that can pose a hazard during an earthquake. Learners examine the classroom for such non-structural features. They consider fictional scenarios and discuss what actions would be...
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Earthquake Preparedness

For Teachers 6th
Forty-five states and territories in the USA are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes. The discussion-based lesson covers what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. The 14th lesson in the series includes how to prepare a...
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes Post Assessment

For Students 6th Standards
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,...
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Know Your Boundaries: Earthquake Lessons in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
With all the recent attention on Haiti, and now Chile, it is the perfect time to teach your students about earthquakes!
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Emergency Planning

For Students 5th - 8th
In this safety worksheet, students develop an emergency plan for their school to prepare themselves if an earthquake happens at their school. This worksheet has 5 short answer and 1 graphic organizer.
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Earthquakes: Learn From the Past, Prepare for the Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the destruction caused by earthquakes. In this community safety lesson, students examine the risk involved in living in an earthquake zone and how to prepare for future earthquakes.
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When Nature Strikes: Natural Hazards Safety

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe the impact of natural disasters on humans, and become aware of the dangers of environmental hazards such as flash floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
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Tsunami Safety Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate world geography by creating a written document. In this tsunami safety activity, students identify the potential impacts earthquakes and tsunamis can have on cities and towns around the world. Students locate...
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explain what is an earthquake and know which area is an in high risk. They know what damage the earthquake cause and know the earthquake safety principles.
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Bellwork for Week 9-Earthquakes and Continental Drift

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earthquake and continental drift worksheet, students answer five questions about continental drift, seismic waves and earthquake safety.
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Communications Technology, Earthquakes and Tsunamis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having students develop their own public safety announcement for hazard mitigation purposes. They will go through the scientific method to...
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Earthquake Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Protecting buildings, bridges, and roadways from damage during an earthquake is an important task for engineers. Discover how one lab goes about testing the safety of existing and yet-to-be-built structures with a short video. See some...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: The Theory of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find out if your class agrees with Ice Age: Continental Drift ... or if it's just a fun family movie! Class members research the theory of continental drift, examine evidence of plate tectonics, connect this information to engineering,...
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Earthquake Safety

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake worksheet, students review what causes the damage during an earthquake and what are the best ways to stay safe during an earthquake. This worksheet has 10 short answer, 1 multiple choice, and 6 fill in the blank...
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The Earth Moves Under My Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Most people rely on the ground under them remaining still and constant, yet the plates on the earth are constantly moving. A research-based STEM lesson asks pupils to research seismic data and tectonic plates. Then they create surveys of...
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Hazards: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Equip learners with safety knowledge in the case of an earthquake. After coloring the places to go to get help after a quake, and label places that wouldn't be safe to go after a quake, young geologists simulate three levels of...

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