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Tsunami Strike! Pacific Edition
This scenario-based learning experience tells the story of four main characters at different locations in the Pacific basin who are each impacted by a major tsunami that originates in Alaska?s Aleutian Islands. Over the course of the story, students not only learn about the unfolding events and how each of the characters respond, but also take 14 short lessons on the science, safety, and history of tsunamis. In learning how tsunamis are generated and propagate, how scientists monitor them and predict their paths, and how communities prepare for and respond to their occurrence, students observe very important real-world applications of what they learn in school.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997-2011, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: COMET-000-000-000-168
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Patrick Parrish
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)