Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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Our interactive Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lesson Plan explores the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes.  Engage creativity and build confidence as students crafts and share their drawings, which reinforces the application of basic earthquake and volcano vocabulary.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes Coloring Page Activity
  • Earthquake and Volcano Practice Worksheet
  • Earthquake and Volcano Homework Sheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Our interactive Earthquakes and Volcanoes Lesson Plan explores the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes.  Engage creativity and build confidence as students crafts and share their drawings, which reinforces the application of basic earthquake and volcano vocabulary.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Distribute the Earthquakes and Volcanoes content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Enhance the content using additional resources, especially the videos.
  2. Ask students if any of them have experienced a volcano or an earthquake/tremor.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion.
  4. Distribute the Activity pages. Review the instructions. Distribute colored pencils.
  5. Allow students time to complete the Activity.
  6. Students will share their drawings and responses from the Activity pages.
  7. Distribute the Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  9. In closing, ask random students to define some of the earthquake and volcano terms.
  10. Check for student understanding. Close the lesson with a video from additional resources.

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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.C,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more science resources? Check out our other Science Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Science

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BG
10/31/2018
Betty G.
AU

Eathquakes and Volacanoes

A well presented and well written resource.

HS
09/23/2017
Heather S.
US

Great lesson

Loved the lesson and the ease of getting it downloaded