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Engineering for Earthquakes

Pupils will discover more about earthquakes and experience an immersive disaster management scenario. Pupils consider the issues they might face if their school was relocated to an imaginary earthquake prone island. They will investigate aspects such as earthquake movement and earthquake-resistant building design and use risk maps and basic co-ordinates to plan a new location for their school.

  • Social Studies

People, place and environment: I can describe the physical processes of a natural disaster and discuss its impact on people and the landscape.


To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.


  • Technology

Craft, design, engineering and graphics: Through discovery and imagination, I can develop and use problem-solving strategies to construct models.

TCH 2-14a

I can use drawing techniques, manually or electronically, to represent objects or ideas, enhancing them using effects such as light, shadow and textures.

TCH 2-15a

  • Sciences

Forces, Electricity and Waves: By investigating forces on toys and other objects, I can predict the effect on the shape or motion of objects.

SCN 1-07a

  • Maths

I can use my knowledge of the coordinate system to plot and describe the location of a point on a grid.

MTH 2-18a