Learning objects Tsunami: the ultimate guide

TLF ID M019316

This comprehensive web resource provides a series of six interactive slide shows (chapters) that introduce the cause and impacts of tsunami with a focus on Australia, Asia and Pacific regions. Produced by experts in the field, this information is clearly and simply described. The engaging presentation is enriched with photography, video, maps, diagrams and animations that illustrate how tsunamis are formed, how early early warning systems work and the threats tsunamis pose to marine and land environments. The final chapter addresses preparedness including how to identify the signs of an impending tsunami and the responses of disaster relief agencies. The resource provides three case studies that unpack the anatomy of a tsunami using a range of primary and secondary sources valuable for geography depth studies. The slide show format is well suited for use of interactive whiteboards or data projectors as well as mobile devices.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Tsunami: the Ultimate Guide is a highly valuable resource to support the student knowledge and understanding in the earth and space sciences strand in years 6, 8 and 9 science as it relates to sudden geological events, plate tectonics and the immediate and after-effects of tsunamis on marine and land environments. The resource provides illustrative models and videos that describe major scientific and geological ideas supplemented with information from experts in the field.
  • The chapter Warning Systems provides excellent information on the role of scientific research and technological developments in early warning systems relevant to a number of content descriptions in the Science as a Human endeavour strand in Years 6, 8 and 9 particularly as it highlights the interconnected nature of scientific monitoring and international cooperation
  • The resource provides accessible and highly valuable information on the geomorphic processes that cause tsunami and its human and physical impacts that addresses two of the Year 8 depth studies Water in the World and Landforms and landscapes.
  • All six of the chapters support student understanding in geography in Years 6 and 8 as it applies to understanding how significant events affect and connect people and places throughout the world.
  • This resource will provide invaluable background and case study source materials for senior secondary geography studies on natural hazards including the methods for determining the magnitude, and effects of tsunami and the risk management processes, procedures and practices put in place and how they are designed to reduce the impacts of an event.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Other details

  • Author
  • Name: Surf Lifesaving Australia
  • Organization: Surf Lifesaving Australia
  • Description: Author
  • Contributor
  • Name: Surf Lifesaving Australia
  • Organization: Surf Lifesaving Australia
  • Description: Author
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://sls.com.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Emergency Management Knowledge Hub
  • Organization: Australian Emergency Management Knowledge Hub
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: https://www.emknowledge.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Video
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