It Comes In Waves
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Students investigate the behavior and different origins of tsunami waves, and they then research and chart the path of certain tsunamis from recent history using the Internet, maps and firsthand accounts.
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization
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The Speed of Light in Glass
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All of the Energy in the Universe is...
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