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How Tsunamis Work
A flood of information about tsunamis can be learned by viewing this feature. How do they get started? How fast do they travel? How high can they rise? The answers to these questions, plus a little bit of history, are given for your earth science or oceanography class.
4 mins 7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Afraid of the Water
Learn about the reaction of one man in particular to the devastating tsunami of December 2004. Pupils read a one-page article about coming back after a disaster and respond to questions about the content of the reading and the structure of the writing.
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tsunamis are one of the most terrifying natural disasters on Earth. This excellent video explains why tsunamis occur and has some scintillating footage of recent tsunamis - including the recent one in Japan and the one that occurred in the Indian Ocean in 2004 - killing over 200,000 people!
3 mins 6th - 8th Science
Learners can explain the causes of a tsunami and its effects. In this tsunami lesson, students create a tsunami generator. Learners create waves with a metal plate. students create houses and find which designs last best in a tsunami. Learners complete four trial of each building created.
3rd - 8th Science
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
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 English Language Arts
Youth Emergency Preparedness
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters happen and the role geography plays, as well as how they can help their communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Tsunamis Create Warning Centers
Students create a PowerPoint presentation on the development of tsunami warning centers. In 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
Communications Technology, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having students 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
DVD: America's Tsunamis- Are We Next?
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?
5th - 7th Science
Conflict & Cooperation
Considering such conflicts as the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan, what motivates nations to cooperate? Your class members will analyze past and current international events in order to understand the types of conditions and objectives that prompt interactions between foreign nations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed