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Earthquakes - Shake, Rattle and Fall Experiment

$0.99 or Free on Plus | 4 pages (PDF, Word)|Grade: 6 | Starter Sheet

An hands-on experiment to be conducted by students when investigating earthquakes.

In this scientific investigation, students explore why buildings in earthquake-prone areas need to be built using different techniques and building materials to withstand the force of earthquakes.

Students conduct the experiment in small groups, then complete the worksheet provided. This scientific report scaffold will help students to become more familiar with the structure of this important genre.

Download includes PDF and Word options.

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