Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis
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Earth and space sciences - Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)
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Understanding Earthquakes - Behind the News - YouTube

Why do some parts of the world seem to get hit repeatedly by big earthquakes?
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Home | Asia Education Foundation

Asia Education Foundation website - resources for the study of Asia and Asian life. For school leaders, teachers and students. Specific sites for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.
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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it

Imagine living in the part of the world known as the 'Ring of Fire'. In this clip you will discover where the Ring of Fire is and how it affects the millions of people who live there. View animations to understand what is happening deep below the Earth's surface. See the damage and destruction caused by a tsunami in Samoa.

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Earthquakes: when the Earth shakes

Earthquakes: when the Earth shakes | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on earthquakes. Find out what causes earthquakes and why some regions around...
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Japan earthquake map: video reports

Map showing the areas hit by Japan's massive earthquake with video reports and images.
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20 Ways to Teach About the Disaster in Japan Across the Curriculum

Lesson Plan | Activities for history, language arts, geography, social studies, science and more, for helping students understand the impact and aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Japan Earthquake: before and after - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Japan Earthquake: before and after - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
The ABC is Australia's most trusted, independent source of news. Our network of more than 500 journalists at home and abroad provide unrivalled coverage of the news events that affect Australians.
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The Science of Tsunamis: Tsunami Speed : Video : Discovery Channel

The Science of Tsunamis: Tsunami Speed : Video : Discovery Channel | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
Learn about the traveling speed of a tsunami.
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A short animation and then two videos provide background on the science of tsunamis.

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Why Japan is prone to earthquakes - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

Why Japan is prone to earthquakes - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera's senior meteorologist gives insights on why earthquakes and tsunamis hit island nation.
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Background in video and text, from Al Jazeera.
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List of earthquakes in Japan

List of earthquakes in Japan

This is a list of earthquakes in Japan with a magnitude of 7.0 or above or which caused significant damage or casualties. As indicated below, magnitude is measured on the Richter magnitude scale () or the moment magnitude scale (), or the surface wave magnitude scale () for very old earthquakes.

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Experiencing an earthquake in Japan

Experiencing an earthquake in Japan | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
How would your family react if Australia was hit by a huge earthquake and tsunami? This story is about 13-year-old...
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The Australian Curriculum v5.2 Science Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum

"investigating major geological events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis in Australia, the Asia region and throughout the world"

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Tsunamis

Tsunamis | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
Discover what powerful force triggers a tsunami. In this clip you will see the damage caused by tsunami, and find out...
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Indonesian Volcano Culture - National Geographic Magazine

Indonesian Volcano Culture - National Geographic Magazine | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
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The volcanoes that tower over the landscape have a broad influence on Indonesian life. 

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Japan's earthquake history mapped

Japan's earthquake history mapped | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
The New Scientist has just produced this interactive graphic showing Japan's deadly earthquake history - using the Tableau visualisation tool. Use the menus below to show the data you want
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Teaching Resources for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan is on the minds of all of us, including our students.
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HowStuffWorks "Wave Structure"

HowStuffWorks "Wave Structure" | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
Tsunamis are water walls that travel faster than jets. See pictures, footage and diagrams of tsunamis, look at famous tsunamis and learn how tsunamis are born.
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Japan tsunami survivor: 'The city will come back but the people's hearts won't recover'

Thousands are still displaced in the town of Rikuzentakata.
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Video telling the story of Rikuzentakata, Japan two years after the tsunami and the choices people have made.

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Killer earthquakes shake scientific thought

Killer earthquakes shake scientific thought | Year 6 Science - Earthquakes and Tsunamis | Scoop.it
A sudden cluster of massive earthquakes which has shaken Asia-Pacific communities and likely left thousands dead has also jolted some scientists, who are starting to question conventional thought.
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Article from Phys.org, "a leading web-based science, research and technology news service" that highlights that scientists must reconsider what they think they know.