Earthquakes Unit

$12.00

Embark on an immersive exploration of seismic phenomena with this high-quality Earthquakes Unit. Throughout this week-long, low-prep unit, students delve into the causes and effects of earthquakes, learn to determine the location of an earthquake’s epicenter, and uncover how seismic waves serve as valuable tools for scientists probing the Earth’s interior. Aligned with the Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS), these science worksheets, activities, and lesson plans engage students in a three-week exploration, challenging them to ponder essential questions such as, “What are the causes and effects of earthquakes?” and “How do we determine the location of an earthquake’s epicenter?”

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Embark on an immersive exploration of seismic phenomena with this high-quality Earthquakes Unit. Throughout this week-long, low-prep unit, students delve into the causes and effects of earthquakes, learn to determine the location of an earthquake’s epicenter, and uncover how seismic waves serve as valuable tools for scientists probing the Earth’s interior. Aligned with the Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS), these science worksheets, activities, and lesson plans engage students in a three-week exploration, challenging them to ponder essential questions such as, “What are the causes and effects of earthquakes?” and “How do we determine the location of an earthquake’s epicenter?”

 

In this comprehensive unit, students explore a range of concepts including earthquakes, stress vs. strain, faults, focus, epicenter, seismic waves (primary vs. secondary waves), seismology, seismograph/grams, and the use of the P-S wave chart and triangulation.

 

Delve into the unit’s relevant content which includes a thoughtfully crafted pacing guide, dynamic lesson plans, creative assignments, quizzes, presentation with notes, and so much more. These high-quality resources will engage your students throughout the duration of the entire unit and give you precious time back to complete other tasks!

 

From understanding the mechanisms behind tectonic shifts to analyzing data from seismic events, this resource equips educators with a powerful tool to guide students through a captivating journey into the fascinating world of earthquakes and seismic activity.

 

✎ WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Earthquakes Lesson Plan
  • Earthquakes PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Earthquakes Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Earthquake Shaking Hazards Worksheet & Answer Key
  • P & S Waves Lesson Plan
  • P & S Waves PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • P & S Waves Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Earthquakes Lab & Answer Key
  • Earthquakes Review Guide
  • Earthquakes Quiz & Answer Key
  • Earthquakes Research Project

 

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Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 85+

Teaching Duration: 1 Week

 

What busy teachers like you have said:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rebecca C. says, “Sooo much information in this resource. Everything is clear and easy to understand!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dawn S. says, “I used this with a Science Olympiad team. It helped them understand Earthquakes.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jessica J. says, “Saved me a ton of time using this.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Candice McBroom (TPT Seller) says, “Thank you! This worked perfectly for my Earthquake Tower project.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Karen W. says, “Hi! This bundle is awesome! I’ve been using it in my high school physical science class.”

 

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