These earthquake worksheets are high quality, colourful activities designed to appeal to those wishing to learn about earthquakes. In full colour with student-friendly design layout, they aim to help make learning about earthquakes fun and interesting. These free geography resources can be downloaded and printed today for use in schools or at home and they are a wonderful way to help foster learning.
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Using longitude and latitude

to locate earthquakes.

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In this activity, we look at locating well known earthquakes on a world map using their latitude and longitude co-ordinates.  There are eighteen earthquakes taken from history to locate and it is a good way of learning about longitude and latitude whilst also learning about earthquakes. This activity works well printed in A3 size or A4 size.  

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2011 Tohoku earthquake fact file

This is a research activity that looks at the find of and buildign up of facts about a specific earthquake case study. This activity can be completed using the tablet PCs looking at the wikipedia page for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The website address is listed on the worksheet for ease of use. 

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Developing geographical vocabulary

These two activities help develop your specific earthquake vocabulary and they offer different ways to look at and learn the geographical vocabulary associated with earhtquakes. 

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Measuring earthquakes - Mercalli scale

In this activity, we look at one of the different ways to measure earthquakes - the Mercalli scale. We look at the descriptions f each level and draw illustrations of each level on the Mercalli scale.

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Earthquake crossword

This is a good activity to test the understanding of earthquake vocabulary. You can learn about the meanings of words that are specific to the topic of earthquakes and this can be used either in a lesson or as a home work. 

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These worksheets and activities will help you teach and learn all about the topic of earthquakes. They will save you a lot of prep time as they come complete with teacher notes and answers. Also included are ideas to start lessons with and activities that you could extend the lesson with, as well as activities that you could use for home work.  There are five complete lessons, and six additional activities.  These activities have all been created by teachers for teachers. 

 

The activities look at: 

* Locating earthquakes using latitude and longitude, 
* Tohoku 2011 fact file,
* Earthquake crossword, 
* Earthquake vocabulary,
* Formation of a tsunami,
* How do earthquakes occur,
* How do tectonic plates move,
* The Mercalli scale

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Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy

EARTHQUAKE WORKSHEETS