To learn how Tsunamis are caused and how
destructive they can be.
To look at the Indian Ocean Tsunami as a case study.
Primary and secondary
What is a tsunami?
A Tsunami is a giant _____ or series of
waves usually caused by an _________ or
_____on the sea bed. As the tsunami travels
through _____ water the wave may be less
than ____ metre in height but it can reach
______ of up to _____ mph. When the wave
nears the _____ it _____down and quickly
increases to a height of ____ meters or
more before _______ onto the coast.
crashing 15 slows land
deep speeds one
wave 500 earthquake volcano
Using the play dough model a Thai fishing village, a hotel resort and the height
of the wave…try and be as accurate with your scale as possible.
4 storey hotel – 10 metres
What did your model show to you?
How hard was it to make?
What would some of the effects be of a
wave this size?
You’re the TV presenter!
You are going to see a short clip of film just
over a minute long.
You need to imagine you are the presenter
and you are going to write the script in your
Thankfully you have a co-presenter who you
can work with – they are in the desk next to
Video (from 35 – 1.52)