This lesson is designed for KS2 students. It can be taught as a stand alone lesson but is also available as part of two wider units which are available on Teach It Forward:
First the presentation looks at how the Earth’s crust is split into tectonic plates. It then examines the causes of earthquakes, how they occur at the fault lines between tectonic plates and what the hypocentre and epicentre of an earthquake are.
There are three different activities to choose from which can be done in Geography and/or Literacy lessons. These include:
Students watch a video clip about earthquakes and answer comprehension questions about it. This is differentiated two ways.
Cloze Procedure Activity
Students fill in the blanks in an explanation text about earthquakes. This is differentiated two ways.
Student write an explanation text about earthquakes. This is differentiated three ways and comes with vocabulary and sentence starter prompts.
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