Students in grades 35 may be interested in exploring some foundational information about earthquakes and tsunamis, changes in the Earth's surface brought about by fault activity, or interesting and unusual bits of information about earthquakes. They may also be interested in discovering more about Japan's physical and cultural geography or in learning how to protect people and property during a natural disaster.
Tremor Troop: EarthquakesA Teacher's Package for K6
. Download this PDF file for a complete unit on earthquakes. The lessons in Unit I, Level 2, provide students with opportunities to explore legends about earthquakes and then determine what causes earthquakes. There are several additional lessons and activities in this unit that delve deeper into the topic of earthquakes.
. Interact with this online paint application while learning about earthquakes.
K6 Tsunami Curriculum
. Download this PDF file for a complete unit on tsunamis. The file also includes earthquake information and activities.
The Quake-Catcher Network
. Join the Quake-Catcher Network and request a USB sensor so you can help researchers learn more about earthquakes. Download interactive software to learn more about earthquakes.