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Earth and Space Science 3Q Teachers Choice Activity

Earth and Space Science 3Q Teachers Choice Activity

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(11) Solid Earth. The student knows that the geosphere continuously changes over a range of time scales involving dynamic and complex interactions among Earth’s subsystems. The student is expected to:

(E) evaluate the impact of changes in Earth’s subsystems on humans such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, flooding, and storm surges and the impact of humans on Earth’s subsystems such as population growth, fossil fuel burning, and use of fresh water.

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Tutorial

Anatomy of a Tsunami Interactive

In the days following the disastrous events of December 26, 2004, tsunami researchers produced remarkably accurate computer simulations of the monstrous series of waves that took hundreds of thousands of lives. Here, examine some of these models and other graphics that reveal details of the tsunami from its initial generation in deep water to its deadly collision with coasts around the Indian Ocean.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW THE FRAME TO OPEN THE INTERACTIVE IN A NEW WINDOW.

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