This 7-10 day 5E inquiry lesson set allows students to develop questions about how natural earth changes affect human life. As they research answers to those questions using suggested websites and nonfiction sources, they work to locate, select, and organize information focusing on ways earth changes impacts may be lessened. Students work in groups to present research detailing recent local incidences of earth changes (Examples- volcanic activity, tsunamis, floods, erosion). Their explanation of the earth process most likely to occur in their local area is formulated in a persuasive paragraph. This research refinement creates a community link and reinforces the purpose for the earth change unit. Using multimedia scenarios, written letters to local officials, or their improvement plans for family safety, they apply this information in order to analyze, organize, and evaluate data produced from their research. Students are given the opportunity to communicate their written, oral, or visual presentations to classmates. They answer questions about their group safety plans as well as learning to understand the perspective of other students’ research/safety plans.