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Richter Scale Teacher Resources
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Students investigate tsunamis with an aquarium model. In this waves and energy lesson plan, students drop spheres into an aquarium and measure the height of waves that travel up a slope. Students create a data table and may create a pamphlet or construct a graph as an extension.
Do you plan to get your scientists engaged in the power of nature with the documentary: America's Tsunami-- Are We Next? If so, this 37-question viewing guide will keep your scholars attentive as they record pertinent details such as, "How far inland did the Tsunami reach in Indonesia?" All questions are fill-in-the-blank or short answer. To help with retention, consider stopping once or twice to review certain concepts. All answers are provided.