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Learners explore world geography by identifying locations in which storms frequent. In this tsunami lesson, students view a short film based upon Alaskan Inuit tribes and the vocabulary terms they use for storms and other parts of nature. Learners complete worksheets based on visual imagery and tsunamis.
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. Students discuss results.
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.
What is a community? Explore the idea of community by investigating countries that have experienced severe damage. Learners discuss the horrible aftermath the 2011 earthquake had on Japan's infrastructure after the tsunami it caused. They discuss ways they could help Japan by fundraising and sharing knowledge of the disaster.