Tsunami - the ultimate guide

Tsunami - the ultimate guide
Publication Date: January, 2011
Type of Resource: Weblink

When using this online resource, students (and teachers) will explore information about tsunamis and how they are formed. They will examine the threat tsunamis present and the warning systems that are used in Australia. They will also explore what to do in the event of a marine or land tsunami threat and examine the Japanese and Thailand tsunamis and their effects. Students will also be able to examine how scientific discovery and the use of technology have helped us understand tsunamis and prepare for them. 

Additional Information

This resource has strong links to both the Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour strands of the Australian Curriculum. It also explains plate tectonics and would link to the Science Understanding for Year 9. 

This resource is used online and contains 6 chapters that guide teachers and students through information on tsunamis. The resource is readily available and free to access. There is no log on or membership required to access the resource. Students interact with videos, images and animations.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations... > ACSIS110
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220