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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘earthquake’?

2)

Have you ever experienced an earthquake or tremor?

3)

Do you think an earthquake is the world’s scariest natural disaster?

4)

What should you do the second an earthquake hits?

5)

Why do you think people live in areas that have lots earthquakes?

6)

Would you move to a city like Tokyo or San Francisco, where a huge earthquake could strike at any time?

7)

What would you put in your emergency earthquake bag?

8)

What do you think when you see news reports of earthquakes?

9)

Why do earthquakes happen?

10)

What’s the difference between a magnitude 6 and 7 earthquake?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What do you know about earthquakes?

2)

What is your earliest memory of earthquakes (a movie, a story in a book, the real thing…)?

3)

What would happen to your town if a big earthquake struck?

4)

What would you do if an earthquake struck right now?

5)

Do you know where the emergency shelters are in your town (for earthquakes or other natural disasters)?

6)

Scientists say animals know hours before that an earthquake will strike. How do you think this is possible?

7)

Do you think scientists will one day be able to make totally earthquake-proof buildings and cities?

8)

What is the worst earthquake you’ve seen on the news?

9)

Do you like earthquake disaster movies?

10)

Have you ever sent money to earthquake victims (or victims of any other natural disaster)?


 


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