Students will step into journalists' shoes and craft their own news articles about a fictional earthquake. This engaging project nurtures their imaginations and provides a platform for them to explore the science of earthquakes and their impact on communities.

By undertaking the role of reporters, students will develop their storytelling abilities and enhance their critical thinking, research, and communication skills. This cross-curricular activity seamlessly integrates creative language arts and science research, enriching the learning experience for all involved.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time:1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn and research about earthquakes through a creative exercise of writing a news article about a fictional earthquake.

It will help your child or student:

  1. Enhance Writing Skills: Through researching, organising information, and composing news articles, students will strengthen their writing abilities. They will learn to articulate their thoughts clearly, use descriptive language, and engage readers through compelling storytelling.
  2. Encourage Research Skills: Students will research to gather relevant information about earthquakes, including their causes, historical events, and community responses.
  3. Integrate Cross-Curricular Learning: The fictional earthquake news article activity seamlessly integrates various subjects, including language arts, science, social studies, and geography. Students will explore the scientific aspects of earthquakes, delve into historical events, and understand the social and geographical implications, making connections across different disciplines.

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Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more what earthquakes are and what causes them. Here's a video about what causes earthquakes:

Here's an interesting video about how humans have tried to predict earthquakes over the years:

Here's a news report about the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015 and the impact it left on its community:

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of a creative printable worksheets for your students or children to write an interesting news article about a fictional earthquake. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 fictional newspaper article template with word prompts for news article writing.

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