Craft - Geodes
Key Points – Element: Earth
layers of the earth
ring of fire
Collaborative – Types of Rocks
Writing – Rock and Stone - synonyms
Math/Logic – Richter Scale Math
Genius Principle – Earthquake Safety
Big Activity – Eruption! - volcano
Movement - Rock Hopper Game
Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Map the ten largest earthquakes.
Work on your genius project.
Do some earthquake puzzles:
Search “Rock Cycle Song” on YouTube. Memorize one of these songs.
Read fiction or non-fiction about the earth.
Assemble a 72-hour kit that your family can use in the event of a disaster.
Do some earthquake math:
Visit a local volcano.
Write the story of the life of a rock. Make it an interesting story – not just a boring rock story!
Track current earthquakes for one week. Make a diagram to show the results of your earthquake watch. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
Know what to do during an earthquake.
Design an island that features ten different land formations.
Make a model volcano.
Go on a rock hunt. How many different kinds of rocks can you collect and identify? Start a rock collection.
Experience an interactive animation of the rock cycle: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0602/es0602page02.cfm
Sketch or paint diagrams of Pangaea, the layers inside the earth, the earth’s tectonic plates, and inside a volcano.
Play some math games.