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Savage Earth: Waves of Destruction - Tsunamis
This resource discusses the relationship between earthquakes and tsunamis, and the connection between the shape of the ocean bottom and the height of the waves. The article is supported by an animation showing the origin and conclusion of a tsunami, a video interview with a tsunami survivor, and three photographs. There are two sidebars, called 'Catching a Tsunami in the Act' and 'Remembrance of Waves Past'. These sidebars also have animations and photographs to enhance their message.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Videos require Flash and QuickTime viewing software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Educational Broadcasting Corperation. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-090
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Thirteen/WNET New York, Thirteen Ed Online