This activity can be used as a as a complete unit for earthquakes or can be used with additional hands on activities. The project includes short focused reading sections about different earthquake concepts and student interactive notebook note-taking sheets. The topics include:
- Where and why do earthquakes happen
- Types of Faults
- Seismic waves
- Measuring Earthquakes
- Preparing for Earthquakes
A teacher’s key is included for the notes.
There is a teacher presentation that includes visuals to accompany the reading pages.
In the final part of the project the students create a brochure all about earthquakes and earthquake safety. There is a template provided with instructions for what to include on each page.