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.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth's surface
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth's surface
Australian Curriculum alignment
Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth's surface
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions
Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks
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