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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

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

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

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Earthquake worksheet

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