Tsunami Survival

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Link to Resource: http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/lesson-tsunami-survival/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:TeachEngineering
Publication Date:2009
Summary:Students in grades 3 to 8 use a tabletop tsunami generator to observe the devastation of these massive waves. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the continental shelf. Students make villages of model houses and buildings to test how different material types are impacted. They also discuss how engineers design buildings to survive tsunamis.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B; ETS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-5-ETS1-2; 4-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: 6-8; elementary school; hazards; k-5 geosource; land and water; lesson; middle school; natural hazards; oceans; tsunami
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