Earthquakes Science Investigation Booklet Printable & Digital


While it would be a scary and traumatizing experience to be where a real earthquake occurred, your class will have the educational and engaging experience of simulating one with this tabbed booklet! Teach your class all of the relevant vocabulary, bring in reading and writing, and you’ve got yourself an interdisciplinary lesson!

File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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This product covers:

✓ Terms such as fault, tsunami, landslides, plate tectonics, seismographs, earthquakes
✓ The cause and effects of earthquakes
✓ The construction and destruction caused
✓ Why it’s important to understand earthquakes
✓ Where most earthquakes occur
✓ How an earthquake happens

With This Product You’ll Get:

✓ Review of important vocabulary
✓ Differentiated reading comprehension sheets (LL and HL sheets)
✓ Text-dependent questions that focus on reading skills
✓ Science lab investigation – students create an earthquake simulation
✓ Critical thinking and writing prompt
✓ A Google Slides version so that you can have your students complete it digitally if you prefer!
✓ Teacher and student directions
✓ Color and B/W printable versions
✓ Tabbed booklet printables – 2 to a page and a larger version 1 per page
✓ Answer keys
.… and so much more!

How You Can Use This Product:

✓ As a supplement to an already established program
✓ Science centers or literacy centers
✓ An introduction lesson
✓ Teacher demonstrations
✓ Whole group, small group, partners, or individual work
✓ An integration lesson
✓ Warm-up activities
✓ An extension activity