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Lesson Plans - Geography

Candy Quakes

Using a candy bar, gum, and Twizzlers, students will demonstrate the effects of deformational forces on the earth’s crust.


A science lesson on understanding earthquakes. This lesson explains what earthquakes are, earthquakes in history, the Richter scale, and how they are classified. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets

Earthquake Teaching Box

Students learn the importance of studying past earthquakes to predict what might happen in the future.

A Model of Three Faults

Students will observe fault movements on a model of the earth’s surface.

Locating an earthquake with recent seismic data

To understand Plate Tectonic processes on the Earth, and to better understand where future earthquakes are likely to occur, it is important to know how to locate earthquakes as they occur. In this activity students use recent, three-component seismic data to locate a global earthquake.