A video of the Japanese tsunami of 2011 hitting the town of Miyako illustrates the destructive power of tsunamis.
Students investigate wave propagation and recent tsunami disasters. Lesson includes a class demonstration, an online student activity, and extension activity.
To increase reading comprehension, activate prior knowledge, develop collaboration and communication with peers, and determine how key vocabulary words relate to one another using Text Scan.
To emphasize students’ understanding of key words and practice applying the definitions of the vocabulary words to examples and drawings using the Frayer Model.
Using the March 2011 Japanese tsunami as a case study, students will step through the formation of a tsunami and use a simulator to learn how wind can affect the wavelength and height of a wave.
Using the March 2011 Japanese tsunami as a case study, students will predict where additional debris will be found, look at the current debris collection process, and be challenged to participate themselves in debris collection.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Tsunami and 21st Century Tsunami. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.