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Learners examine the tsunami of 2004. They look at what created the wave, the destruction it caused, and the needs of the survivors. Pupils utilize an interactive website that sheds further light on the causes of tsunamis and the types of organizations that assist the survivors.
2nd - 5th Science 21 Views 40 Downloads
Students can explain the causes of a tsunami and its effects. In this tsunami lesson, students create a tsunami generator. Students create waves with a metal plate. students create houses and find which designs last best in a tsunami. Students complete four trial of each building created.
3rd - 8th Science 9 Views 54 Downloads
Students discover the causes of tsunamis in oceans and fjords. They perform an experiment to discover how calving icebergs can create different wave patterns in the ocean and in a fjord. In addition, they draw a diagram to illustrate the results of the experiment.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 28 Downloads
Tsunami Simulation Experiment
Students examine the importance of tsunami warning systems. They read and discuss an article, conduct an experiment in a wave tank, calculate wave velocities of tsunamis, and identify what happens to tsunamis as they approach a shoreline.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Science of Tsunamis: Seeking Understanding in the Wake of Tragedy
Pupils use Internet research, articles, discussion and models to explore the dynamics of a tsunami. They focus on the 2004 Asian Tsunami and create posters illustrating their understanding of this phenomenon.
6th - 12th Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
Track a Tsunami
Students comprehend tsunamis, where they are likely to occur, and that underwater earthquakes cause them. They discuss what can be done to protect people form a tsunami, such as using computerized bupys, wave simulation machines, satellites, shake tables, and 3-D models to predict when and where the next one is likely to strike.
4th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Tsunamis Create Warning Centers
Students create a PowerPoint presentation on the development of tsunami warning centers. For this earth science lesson, students research about past tsunami events that led to the development of these warning centers. They recommend ways to educate people about the danger of tsunamis.
10th - 11th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Communications Technology, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having high schoolers develop their own public safety announcement for hazard mitigation purposes. They will go through the scientific method to develop their presentation in order to show how technology can be used to address problems.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 87 Downloads
How a Tsunami Forms
This kid knows his stuff. A middle schooler explains the five-step process that occurs as a tsunami forms. He relates his tsunami research to the events that occurred in Japan in 2011. The question he poses can be discussed by you class. Can knowing about the nature of a tsunami help prepare people for the event of one?
2 mins 6th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
TE Lesson: Tsunami Attack!
Students examine how earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides can trigger tsunami waves. They determine how engineers use sensors to detect the dangerous wave, and how they help design building that will survive the wave force and water.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 11 Downloads
Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. In this tectonics lesson students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds.
10th - 12th Science 15 Views 37 Downloads
TE Activity: Survive That Tsunami!
Students examine the causes of tsunamis and observe a table top wave making machine. They make model houses while working in groups so that the can see how different construction types work. They discuss how engineers can design and construct buildings that are resistant to the destructive waves using available material.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students explain tsunamis. In this oceanic instructional activity, students study the parts of an ocean wave and what type of wave creates a tsunamis. They will design a simulation of a tsunami using a slinky. Students will compare regular ocean waves to a tsunami.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 46 Downloads
Students explore Earth science by completing a graphing activity. In this natural disasters lesson, students discuss the impact tsunamis have on Alaska and examine the statistics of the wave height. Students create a graph of tsunami data and complete a worksheet based on the misconceptions of tsunamis.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads