Lesson Plan

Rumbles of the Earth

Why and where does the earth rumble?

Students will be able to learn and explain what an Earth quake is, why they happen and where.

Grades 6 - 8
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1 Hook

Activity: Exploring

Use the "For Kids" tab to learn what "earth quakes in histroy" happend today as well as find "recent earth quakes". Are there any near family, or past vacations, or home perhaps?

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

Watch these videos and write a breif description of what plate techtonics are, why they cause earth quakes, and where earthquakes happen.

3 Guided practice

Search more on plate techtonics and write paragraph describing how the jigsaw of the earth causes "rumbles of the earth".

Also search for articles in "science news for kids" about earth quakes or plate techtonics.

4 Independant practice


Find and present more info you found on the ology websight by searchgin  "earth quakes" or other aspects of the earths sruface.