The Day the Earth Shook, a classroom activity design challenges to explore structural engineering, from WGBH and NOVA.
To start your instruction in earthquakes, this is where you should head first. Download and print this teachers' guide packed with instructional activities, lessons, and information from FEMA . For grades 1-6. You won't believe the information you will find and use here!
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Musical Plates – In this multidisciplinary project, elementary grade students can learn about earthquakes through activities that use real time earthquake data as well as language art activities that look at how earthquakes affect our lives. There is also a teacher's area to assist educators in implementing this project in their classroom. (Spanish Version)
This Dynamic Planet: A Teaching Companion is a teachers' site created by the USGS specifically to help teachers with earth sciences and related topics. Fabulous graphic displays that you will want to use and share with your students.
Earthquake 101 – Short video about earthquakes in general. Very good presentation with wonderful images and science details. Teacher warning: short commercial precedes the actual video.