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387 resources with the keyterm earthquakes

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QuakeFeed Earthquake Map, Alerts and News

For Students 6th - 12th
Amateur seismologists explore Earth's earthquakes in real time using a variety of map styles and parameter selections.
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Quake Pandas Hanging On

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a huge, devastating earthquake in China, not only were humans affected, but wildlife was left in danger as well. People were particularly concerned about the nation's famous pandas. This video provides a great view of this nation's...
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Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, 2004

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The BBC reports on the Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred in 2004 off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia as a result of an earthquake. Footage of the waves and destruction around the area is shown. Maps delineate the quake's epicenter and...
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The Active Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Natural disasters are both terrifying and fascinating. This lesson provides an introduction to some natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Emerging scientists read about and view pictures of these phenomena and...
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Publishing Natural Disaster Articles

For Teachers 5th
Wow, what a terrific lesson! After learning about natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, pupils write an article and publish their work. This lesson is chock full of resources and...
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Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You...
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Study Jams! Earthquakes

For Students 5th - 9th
Have a seismic moment with your class as you show this animated video on earthquakes. Viewers find that quakes occur on faults and are caused by shifting of continental plates. They learn what properties are studied by seismologists and...
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How a Tsunami Forms

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This kid knows his stuff. A middle schooler explains the five-step process that occurs as a tsunami forms. He relates his tsunami research to the events that occurred in Japan in 2011. The question he poses can be discussed by you class....
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Even though volcanoes look alike, they can be very different based on the types of lava that erupts from their surface. Learn about strata volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and the varying viscosity of lava with an engaging hands-on activity....
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How Do We Measure Earthquakes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How is the magnitude of an earthquake measured? How is the intensity of an earthquake measured? What is amplitude in relation to an earthquake? In what country was the largest magnitude earthquake? There is a wealth of information about...
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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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Plate Tectonics - Evolution of the Earth

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tons of photographs, diagrams, animations, and satellite images fill the slides of an education earth science presentation. It begins with volcanic activity and earthquakes, and then moves into plate tectonics, boundaries, and driving...
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Earthquake Detector

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate earthquakes and describe the interactions inside the Earth that cause them to occur. Then they research the equipment and systems for detection and measurement of earthquakes. Students also build and engage in a...
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Good Old Earth Materials

For Teachers K - 4th
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,...
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Earthquake Strikes Virginia

For Students 7th - 10th
In August of 2011 an earthquake shook the nation's capitol, and became a newsworthy event; learners read this New York Times article to find out why. They read the piece then answer nine related comprehension questions. Two additional...
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Plotting Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students plot earthquakes on a map. In this lesson plan on earthquakes, students will explore recent earthquake activity in California and Nevada. Students will plot fault lines and earthquake occurrences on a map.
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USGS Seismometer

For Students 5th - 8th
A large black-line diagram of a seismometer fills this page. It is not a learning exercise, but rather an explanation of how a seismometer works. You could make a transparency of it or display it via a video screen when teaching about...
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Become a natural-hazard mapper! Your young scientists discuss plate tectonics, map regions of the US where earthquakes are likely to occur, and explore a population density map. Do people avoid living in areas where earthquakes are...
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Earthquake Disaster

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading graphic aids activity, students examine map based on earthquakes and respond to 2 short answer questions. Students create their own graphic aid as they fill in the provided map with symbols they create.
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Zoom-in: Earthquake Writing Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Wow, an earthquake! Elementary learners view a PowerPoint presentation in which a small portion of an earthquake is displayed. They use the images as inspiration for an expository piece describing what they observed. Consider pulling up...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature's Fury

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What happens during a natural disaster? Science and language arts come together in this resource, which works from three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Earthquake Terror,"  "Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley," and...
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Erupting Volcanoes!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the causes of earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods, and explore how these events shape the surface of the earth. In this erupting volcanoes lesson, students create a volcano model of their own, make observations about how...
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Finding Epicenters

For Students 6th - 10th
In this earthquake worksheet, students use the seismographs from different locations to determine the epicenter for the earthquake. Students plot the epicenter on a map. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer.
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Devastation of Indian Quake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an online article at to determine what happened in India after an earthquake. They determine the magnitude of this earthquake and address the issue of relief efforts from other countries.