Earthquake! One amazing resource covering TWO NGSS standards! Students will enjoy this fun and engaging resource all about earthquakes which is broken down into two different parts. Print and go with very little prep makes this NGSS standard a breeze!
- Students use the packet for guided research:
Research topics include:
After students conduct their research, whole class lesson on the Richter scale. Students use the Richter scale with descriptions to create a colorful poster of each category on the scale.
- Students then form pairs to complete an engineering design challenge: to make an earthquake resistant building! Easy to follow packet with each step of the engineering design process clearly laid out. After challenge is complete, students collect data from each other to determine the most successful design.
Answer keys for all questions as well as a rubric for easy grading included!