~photos courtesy of NASA
Interesting Tsunami Facts from Virtual Tsunami:
- A tsunami is a sea wave caused by an underwater earthquake or landslide displacing the ocean water.
- Tsunamis have nothing to do with tides.
- Often the seismic waves are unnoticeable until the energy of the wave reaches the shallow waters of the coastlines.
- When a tsunami approaches shallow water, it can reach as high as 100 feet or more.
Physics of a Wave Chart from Virtual Tsunami:
Next we did a version of this experiment:
We used an old ice cream bucket and didn't cut out a hole.
Wishing you homeschool blessings,