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58 reviewed resources for plate tectonics and tsunamis

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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Tsunami!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
How does the depth of an ocean affect the speed of a tsunami's waves? Use Jell-o, graham crackers, and marshmallows to model the effects of an underwater earthquake and its resulting tsunami. The lesson plan includes hands-on activities,...
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How a Tsunami Forms

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This kid knows his stuff. A middle schooler explains the five-step process that occurs as a tsunami forms. He relates his tsunami research to the events that occurred in Japan in 2011. The question he poses can be discussed by you class....
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Plate Tectonic Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the Earth's movements by completing worksheets. In this plate tectonics lesson plan, students define such natural disasters as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and mudslides and discuss their connections to plate...
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Sliding Plates

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create models of plate boundaries to investigate plate behavior. In this earth science lesson, students explain how the difference in density affects boundary movements. They relate how these dynamics cause tsunami.
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Plate Tectonics and Ecology

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners explain how changes on the Earth's surface affect the organisms on it. In this earth science lesson, students connect this event to subsistence in Alaska. They listen to a local Elder's presentation and complete a worksheet...
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Sliding Plates

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students analyze how plate boundaries shift. In this sliding plates lesson, students examine models and identify actions at the plate boundaries. Students complete a worksheet to assess understanding. 
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Visualizing Plate Movement

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students analyze fault data from Plate Boundary Observatory. In this earth science activity, students use Google Earth to download data from PBO. They explain the magnitude of plate movements using the vector arrows on the map.
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Plate Tectonics and Ecological Connections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explain the connection among tectonic events and ecology. In this earth science activity, students listen to an Elder talk and explain the effects of tectonic events to the environment. They write a reflection journal at...
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Bang! You're Alive!-Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore plate tectonics, the "Big Bang" theory and Earth's history through geological evidence. In this understanding Earth's history lesson plan, students complete a 20 question worksheet on the history of Earth including a...
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Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes.  For this tectonics lesson students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds. 
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Earthquake Formation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners explore earthquakes. In this natural disaster and engineer career education lesson plan, students identify features of the earth's surface that increase the likelihood of an earthquake. Learners use visual aids to locate the...
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Puzzle of the Plates

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research tectonic plates and their movement. In this plate lesson, students describe the motion of these plates and the boundaries between them. They look into the San Andreas Fault and explore the earthquakes associated to this...
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Subduction Zones and Tsunamis

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create a model of a subduction zones out of a paper template and explain how subduction zone earthquakes affect tsunamis. In this subduction zone lesson plan, students also label each part of the subduction zone on a worksheet.
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Are You Ready to Shake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine earthquakes and tsunamis. In this Earth science lesson, students investigate the causes and hazards associated with earthquakes and tsunamis.
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Wave Power

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students take a close examine the nature of tsunamis. They discover more about how waves behave, in general, depending upon their type and circumstances. They see that transfer of energy can happen through the movement of waves through...
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Tsunami Safety Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate world geography by creating a written document. For this tsunami safety lesson, students identify the potential impacts earthquakes and tsunamis can have on cities and towns around the world. Students locate specific...
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Finding Fairweather Fault

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a topography map of their area. In this earth science lesson, students investigate the scientific bases of local legends. They interpret different topographical and shaded-relief maps.
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Making North America | The Cascadia Subduction Zone

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists discovered a rain forest covered in sand and saltwater residue. This led to a collection of core samples and a rather intense prediction for the future of the American Pacific Northwest. Part of a larger series on the story of...
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The Ocean Floor

For Students 7th - 8th
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text compares the ocean floor to the Grand Canyon to gives students perspective, and gives a brief coverage of the earth's crust and...
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A Hydrothermal Adventure

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students analyze hydrothermal vents. In this hydrothermal vents lesson, students discover the effects of hydrothermal vents on tectonic plates. Students make model hydrothermal vents to understand how they form and operate.
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Tsunami! Examining Earth's Most Destructive Waves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate just what a tsunami is, what causes it, how fast it travels, what it looks like, and its devastating effects upon landfall. They read the experience of a former Peace Corps Volunteer who went to Sri Lanka after it...
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The Bottom of the Ocean

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Earth science by conducting a water experiment. In this ocean properties lesson plan, students identify the causes of waves and tsunamis and read assigned text about ocean science. Students utilize water and a dish in...
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Earthquakes

For Students 5th - 6th
After reading an article on earthquakes and tsunamis, students answer a series of multiple choice questions about what they have learned. All answers can be found within the article, making this a good way to prepare for reading...