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Earthquakes Complete Unit for 4th & 5th Grade Science

Earthquake Activities for Kids

What Causes an Earthquake?

Students are often excited to learn about earthquakes because they display the awesome power of nature!

My standards-aligned complete unit will help you teach your 4th or 5th grade class about earthquakes.

This LARGE resource is filled with a variety of engaging earthquake-related activities!

Earthquake worksheets for Elementary

It includes hands-on activities, lab pages, interactive notebook flaps, informational text pages, comprehension pages, a slide show, a WebQuest, sorting cards, external QR code research, worksheets, and answer keys for everything!

Earthquake Lab
Earthquakes for kids

I designed this unit to address NGSS 4-ESS3-2 and Utah SEEd 5.1.1 & 5.1.5.

NGSS 4-ESS3-2 – Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.

Utah Seed 5.1.1 – Analyze and interpret data to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

Utah SEEd 5.1.5 – Design solutions to reduce the effects of naturally occuring events that impact humans.

Earthquakes Foldable

Earthquake facts foldable

If you use my suggested schedule, this unit will take about two weeks to complete.

It contains a total of 80 pages, including five pages of informational text passages.

Earthquake Informational Text Passages

informational text passages on earthquakes

Other teachers LOVE this resource!

It has a PERFECT rating with 100+ reviews! Here are two of them:

Fabulous unit…It really is huge with a wide variety of activities. Loved the nonfiction passages and comprehension questions included.

Frieda W.

This is a great unit with interesting passages and really fun labs and interactive notebook flaps.

Elizabeth B.
Earthquake worksheet

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning

Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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