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The Wave That Shook The World
This website, based on the NOVA TV program 'The Wave that Shook the World', tells the story of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Features include detailed animations showing how the earthquake generated the tsunami, how it travelled, and what happened when it collided with coastlines; an interactive map showing tsunamis from the past and potential threats in the future; a teachers' guide; and an 'Ask the Expert' feature.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Interactive features require Flash software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-059
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Public Broadcasting Service