Children learn the science behind earthquakes in this comprehensive two-page worksheet. Students read about events that can cause vibrations through the earth’s crust—like volcanic eruptions, large meteor impacts, or shifting of tectonic plates—along with terminology like faults and seismic waves. They also read about three famous earthquakes in history, learn some earthquake safety tips, and study a diagram of fault lines before answering a few reading comprehension questions. Designed for a fifth grade science curriculum, this worksheet also lends well to the study of features of nonfiction texts.
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