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!
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!
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.
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
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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.
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