Lesson Plan

Prepare for Earthquakes

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We know earthquakes are going to happen, but what can we do about it? The final instructional activity in a series of five offers scholars the chance to research prediction and warning systems, engineering solutions, and the role of scientists. After a discussion, they play an engaging simulator game where pupils must choose to spend their money wisely to save the town's people from an earthquake.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a civil engineer to speak to your class about disaster planning
  • Share photos of areas that have been hit by earthquakes to see which types of buildings are more likely to survive
Classroom Considerations
  • Simulation game works best in pairs or individually depending on the number of computers that are available
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  • Provides useful links to help with the research portion
  • Includes an extension activity related to evaluating science communication
  • Utilizes differentiation through varying levels on the simulation
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