Teacher guide Tsunami lesson plan resources

TLF ID M019338

The tsunami lesson plan provides teachers and students, especially in remote coastal areas, with an opportunity to investigate how tsunami happen and how to stay safe if a tsunami occurs. The downloadable PDF includes lesson plans. student assignments based on case studies, as well as background information on tsunamis, safety information and real life stories. The resources also provides useful links to additional resources.

Educational details

Educational value
  • The lessons within the resource are designed sequentially to enable students to demonstrate and build their knowledge about tsunamis. The assignments provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of the scientific and geographical concepts explored throughout the resource. This resource is also very useful for senior secondary geography depth studies on natural and ecological hazards. The resourcealso has relevance to the year 6, 8 and 9 science curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions that refer to how science understanding influences the development of practices, inventions and technology, and how science and technology advances are linked.
Year level

6; 7; 8

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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