A KS3 lesson looking at the different effects of earthquakes. Pupils are introduced to primary and secondary effects, whilst other activities require pupils to rank effects in terms of severity and justify their ideas. The last activity requires pupils to start to formulate links between different effects, and consider factors that may influence differences in effects between places.
A lesson originally taught to year 10 GCSE Geography students (for AQA). It introduces the two earthquakes and allows students to see how levels of development affect the scale of the damage. The lesson includes a card sort activity, peer teaching and examination practice. This lesson could also be adapted for KS3 Geography classes. Fully resourced.
A four page worksheet focusing on the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami on 28th September 2018 that helps develop student’s internet skills.
Page 1 - simple mapping question to familiarise students with the geographic setting of Indonesia
Page 2 - students to complete a fact file on Indonesia from internet research AND define basic terms associated with earthquakes as well as completing the labelling of an earthquake diagram
Page 3 - a map of the earthquake area including tectonic plates - students to answer questions on the earthquake using the map and the other websites.
Page 4 - students answer questions on the impact of the earthquake, the Indonesian government’s response and a question from the internet
An answer key is provided for teachers.
A full Scheme of work with differentiated assessment and mark scheme. Written for KS3 SEN students, the SOW could be easily adapted for KS2. 10 colourful and animated PowerPoints, with worksheets and teacher notes, this SOW is easy to follow and engaging for all learners.
All lessons come with learning objectives, success criteria, activity worksheets, starters and plenaries. At the end of the unit there is an assessment, and a differentiated assessment.
For this Scheme of Work students will need access to an Atlas and a laptop.
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Designed for the new AQA GCSE. Pupils create fact files comparing the two earthquakes uses the Oxford textbook (one with the ant on the front). Works really well as a cover lesson or as flipped learning for pupils to complete at home.
Lesson 5 Haiti Earthquake Case Study
Deemed an outstanding lesson in my recent PM review, students are to complete a mystery activity and find out why Emmanuel died in the Haiti Earthquake. The mystery includes clear facts about the earthquake, effects on the people and the environment. The card sort is differentiated so all students can access this and depending on the ability of the students you will receive a different answer to the key question. Students can show their understanding of the mystery by completing an exam questions. Example questions are attached to the PowerPoint which students can mark and use as a model when writing their own answers.
This resources has been recommended by the TES resource team. It has been downloaded 8,096 times. It comes with 13 questions and a detailed mark scheme. There are two 3 mark extension questions. Ideal for a literacy lesson, guided reading or homework. The text covers three great earthquakes: Japan, San Francisco and Peru. Great language and vocabulary.
This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on how the impacts of earthquakes can be mitigated. Focused on the 3Ps, the main part of the lesson involves a discussion task on the difference between the three approaches and the techniques it might involve, leading up to an extended note taking task on how the different techniques can help to mitigate the impacts of an earthquake.
To describe the different approaches to mitigating the impacts of earthquakes.
To explain how these approaches work in practice.
To evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches.
Created Sept 2017 this lesson has been created for upper KS3 SEN students. With a brightly coloured animated powerpoint, this lesson is designed to engage learners who learn visually. It enables students to learn about the earthquake, discuss the social, economic and environmental impacts and complete a case study.
The lesson contains a powerpoint slide, learning objective, success criteria, lesson plan, sources, a reading comprehension and research activities.
Adaptable for those studying natural hazards in KS3 and KS4.
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Set out in a geography mystery format, the children start off by being time travellers who have dropped into a period of time and have to work out where they are using a series of clue cards. It turns out they've landed in the middle of an enormous earthquake and have to produce a survival guide to help anyone who is in the same situation. Used for a high achieving Y5/6 class but can be adapted.
This has a mystery sheet that you can copy/laminate/reproduce to your hearts content! And it goes on to have some questions for the pupils to answer - there is also a differentiated version of the question sheet
Ideal for a topic on the Restless Earth or tectonic plates and natural hazards
Let's learn about Earthquakes!
These NO PREP materials contain informative exercises about earthquakes. Lots of puzzles and other fun activities are included to make it a fun class. The answers and an answer sheet are included.
Page 1-2: Introduction to earthquakes
Page 3-4: How do earthquakes form?
Page 5: Dangerous earthquakes in history
Page 6-7: Interesting Facts
Page 8: How to survive an earthquake?
Page 9: Word Search
Page 10: Reflection
Extra: Natural Disasters Word Search with pictures!
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surface, earth, crust, mantle, shaking, foreshocks, mainshocks, aftershocks, hypocenter, epicenter, magma, tectonic plates, fault lines, seismic waves, San Francisco, Richter Scale, Nepal, magnitude, Ring of Fire, drop cover and hold method.
This is a KS3 lesson on managing earthquakes and volcanoes. The lesson can be easily adapted for a GCSE group. Key facts about the lesson are:
1. The content covered by the lesson are; explanation of instruments used to predict volcanic eruptions, ways of predicting earthquakes, strategies/tips used to plan for earthquakes and earthquake proof buildings.
2. Learning resources used in the lesson are; images of earthquake and volcano damage, problem solving task, video clip, writing task, model making task and collecting information by moving around the classroom.
3.Differentiation used in the lesson are: challenge tasks and model answers.
4.The lesson is planned in detail and all the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Just download and teach!
Lesson covers location of the earthquake & tsunami, causes of earthquake and tsunami, Pacific Ring of Fire, videos of impacts, sorting of primary and secondary impacts, DEC appeal video, sorting of immediate and long term responses, newspaper writing article activity, and 9-mark GCSE-style exam question, and consideration of the uses of warning systems.
A thorough lesson plan that can be used over a number of lessons, or activities can be selected to make a shorter lesson.
All activities, resources and worksheets are contained within the ppt. Facts and figures may need updating as the disaster continues to unfold.
An easy to follow PowerPoint presentation (in print friendly format) PERFECT for GCSE, A-level and first year university students.
Includes CAUSES, IMPACTS AND RESPONSES to Haiti 2010 earthquake and L'Aquila (Italy) 2009 earthquake, with FACTS, STATISTICS AND GEOGRAPHICAL TERMINOLOGY.
Great for answering exam questions as the resource is full of useful information, in an easy-to-follow format. The resource helped me achieve A* at a-level - so is perfect for geography students.
This Stage 3 Science Earthquake worksheet is designed to be used in conjunction with a video or text describing tectonic plate movement.
A Word Bank is included at the end.
A good resource for initial stages of learning.
Differentiation: The worksheet can be attempted by students as an individual activity or can be used as a group or whole class question and answer discussion.
Strand: Science Understanding
Sub-strand: Earth and space sciences
Content Description: Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth's surface.