Earthquakes Lesson for Kids


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What are the separated surfaces called that make up the Earth's surface?

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1. What does a seismograph measure?

2. If you are in an earthquake, what should you do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What makes earthquakes? How are they measured? If you can answer these types of questions, you will do well when checking your understanding with this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can measure what you know by answering questions about:

  • What makes up the earth's surface
  • A tool called a seismograph
  • What to do if you are in an earthquake
  • How the earth's plates move

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - get the most important information from the lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the movement of earth's plates to see how earthquakes happen
  • Information recall - remember what you can do to stay safe during an earthquake
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to explain what a seismograph does

Additional Learning

Using Earthquakes Lesson for Kids is a great way to find out even more about this topic. You'll learn:

  • The type of stress that leads to earthquakes
  • What tectonic plates are
  • How plates move
  • The way to measure earthquakes
  • Earthquake safety