Earth Sciences Natural Disasters - Earthquake Expo Project Booklet

Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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25 pages
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Australian Curriculum – Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes – Project planner – Assessment Rubric included.

This Year 6 Earth Sciences assessment task is the perfect conclusion to your Natural Disasters unit.

Planning and marking projects can be time-consuming but you don’t need to worry because everything you need is right here!

This project planner provides for differentiation in your assessment task by allowing students to create a project and presentation for the class Earthquake Expo using their individual strengths and talents. While students are able to create individual presentations they all have the same objective – to demonstrate how major geological events can cause rapid changes to the earth’s surface. (ACSSU096)

I know from experience that the students will develop clever and creative displays including a tsunami demonstration using a sandy beach made of cake and blue jelly for the ocean, Volcanoes build on wooden “tectonic plates” that when shaken cause an eruption of vinegar and bicarb, wooden puzzles showing the layers of the earth and the tectonic plates, stop motion documentaries showing the three types of movement and many more clever presentations all created using the student’s individual strengths. (ACSIS110) If you’re looking for ideas and suggestions follow our Earth Science Ideas and Resources board on Pinterest. We have built quite a collection and will be adding to it regularly.

What’s included with this product? Aussie Star Resources aim to save you time by providing everything you need.

21 page student project planner booklet consisting of

♦ Cover

♦ Introduction

♦ Project brief

♦ Ideas for differentiation

♦ Group work discussion points

♦ Brainstorming page “What I already know and what I’d like to know”

♦ Assessment rubric and explanation for students

♦ Lined pages for student research

♦ Using reliable internet sources and keywords recording sheets

♦ Diagram and materials page

♦ Group work roles and responsibilities

♦ Self-reflection and evaluation

♦ Expo Gallery to glue photos in

♦ Invitation/poster in two versions – one that can be coloured-in or a colour version to print and go!

Please download the preview to get a more detailed look at the first 7 pages of the Earthquake Expo Planning booklet.

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Australian Curriculum * Science * Earth Sciences * Earthquakes * Volcanoes * Tsunamis * ACSSU096 * ACSIS110 * Assessment * Project * Rubric

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