Earthquake Safety Activities For Children and Teachers
FEMA | 2005 | English | 70 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This publication provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for students and teachers explaining what happens during an earthquake, how to prepare for earthquake shaking, and how to stay safe during and after an earthquake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Science Teachers Association have also prepared Earthquake: A Teacherís Package for K-6, which includes hands-on classroom activities to support all elementary subject areas: creative writing, art, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Known as Tremor Troop, this publication contains matrices that link the classroom activities to the National Science Education Standards. The Drop, Cover, and Hold drawing shown on Master C of this Earthquake Safety Activities publication is available from FEMA as a classroom poster, as noted below.
For middle and high school teachers, FEMA and the American Geophysical Union have prepared Earthquake: A Teacherís Package for Grades 7-12. Classroom activities are described, and activity sheets for students and background material for teachers are provided in each of the volumeís six units. Known as Seismic Sleuths, this publication also contains matrices that link the classroom activities to the National Science Education Standards.