Seismic Waves, Tsunami Waves, and Currents Grades K - 2

This activity introduces young children to the concept of units (distance, time, speed) and become familiar with the geography of the Northern Pacific basin. Students learn about waves and currents and estimate speeds of various common activities such as walking, driving in a car and flying and compare these speeds to that of seismic waves, tsunami waves and ocean currents through the story of Kamome.   One to two 50-minute class periods depending on the detail you choose to explore.

  

 

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