Get Quaking with these creative hands on lessons about earthquakes and faults! Karen Ostlund and Sheryl Mercier put their talents together to make science fun! This series of 4 lessons uses a paper fault block model to engage students in learning what happens to faults during an earthquake. Each earthquake lesson has an exploration hands-on opening to help students make predictions, then an investigation using fault block models to help them envision results of movements along fault lines. Students create questions along the way that they use in full inquiry later on. Teacher background information and detailed instructions, along with scoring rubrics are provided.
Scaffolded inquiry (Directed, Guided, Connected and Full) provide essential support to help students construct the skills and knowledge needed to conduct independent inquiry.
The full lesson can be viewed under the Earth Science Tab at the following website.