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Earthquake STEM Project Based Lesson

In this class, students will learn about the causes of Earthquakes and use the Engineering Design process to design an Earthquake safe building.
Lauren Cooper
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Over 2 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn about what causes Earthquakes and the destruction Earthquakes leave behind.
Students will observe and interpret maps to describe patterns of Earth's features. 
Students will research earthquake-resistant buildings.
Students will design and construct a model of an earthquake-resistant building using the engineering design process. 
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Masters Degree in Learning and Behavioral Disorders. 4th Grade Science Teacher for 3 years. 
Homework for the first week: Students will be asked to research buildings that are earthquake-resistant. Students will begin the engineering design process on their own as they design and plan their earthquake-resistant building. Students will gather materials for their design that they will complete together during the second class. Homework should take around 1 hour outside of class. No more than 2 hours.  The teacher will be available for questions.
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Materials Needed: Provided Handouts Materials for Earthquake-resistant building (Can include basic household items: index cards, popsicle sticks, marshmallows, spaghetti, tape.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students may need to use scissors, tape, or glue as they construct their earthquake-resistant building. 


Lauren CooperAll Hands and Minds On Deck! Let's Problem Solve, Create, and Learn!
100 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

My name is Lauren. I have been teaching for over 10 years! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Learning and Behavioral Disorders. I also have a TESOL Certificate. I have taught Fourth Grade Science, Gifted... 
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