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On the Pacific Northwest an oceanic tectonic plate (Juan de Fuca) is being pulled and driven (subducted) beneath the North American continental plate. Earthquakes generated along that fault may produce local tsunamis. Local tsunamis are those generated by earthquakes near the coast. This site provides links to external webpages describing the physics behind a tsunami. Resources featured in the links ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Photograph, Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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Long before the devastating December 2004 Indian Ocean event, tsunamis had already been implicated in the widespread death and destruction in Java and Sumatra following the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. Tsunamis are also blamed for the collapse of the ancient Minoan civilization on Crete. These waves are capable of overrunning almost any coastline in the world and exacting a serious toll on both property ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This is a word search for basic earthquake terms. This site has multiple versions of the word search which can be viewed by refreshing the page, or hitting the restart button. The word search can be completed online or can be printed out. When completed online, the words are links to their definitions. The words used are magnitude, intensity, epicenter, waves, shaking, fault, strike, slip, thrust, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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In this lesson students discover how ocean waves form and the effect of extreme storms on wave formation. They will investigate the "Portland Gale" of 1898, the Halloween Nor'easter of 1991 (known as "The Perfect Storm"), and discuss hybrid storms and tsunamis. This hands-on activity uses on-line data resources and includes: focus questions, learning objectives, teaching time, audio/visual materials ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This interactive feature lets younger students create an ocean wave and determine its height. They can set wind speed, fetch, and duration and observe the wave they have created as it rocks a simulated ship. Pop-up features explain the types of waves, terms associated with wave morphology (crest, trough, wavelength, and others), and the Beaufort Scale for measuring wind speed. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical oceanography
 
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In OSEI, researchers and middle school teachers, district science coordinators and facilitators collaborate to share resources, materials and expertise. This site provides educators several lesson plans on topics including: the role of the carbon cycle in algae growth, sea scallops, plankton, waves and tsunamis, and the invasive species, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, the Asian shore crab. The site also ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics
 
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The Savage Earth website is the on-line companion to the PBS television series of the same name. This site tells the stories of several great natural disasters, particularly the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that destroyed Pompeii and the 1994 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. It contains articles on the earth's crust and plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Each article features ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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USGS provides detailed fact sheets, research reports and case studies of coastal erosion caused by El Nino events in California. Other natural hazards are also covered, including earthquakes, tsunami, and landslides, illustrated with maps, photos, animated simulations, extensive links to resources by experts. Sort by topic to see all entries about coastal issues, environmental issues, mapping and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Abstract / Summary, Educational portal, Government portal, Ask an expert, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site contains 22 questions on the topic of earthquakes, which covers seismic waves, earthquake characteristics, and earthquake magnitudes. This is part of the Principles of Earth Science course at the University of South Dakota. Users submit their answers and are provided immediate verification. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Ocean Talk provides a glimpse of oceanography and an awareness of the importance of the sea to our environment and our own well-being. There are scientific explanations of ocean bottom features, the properties of seawater, underwater sound, sea ice, ocean currents, tides, waves, and tsunamis. A history of marine exploration and descriptions of the Earth's oceans are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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