The Tsunami Model is a simple model that can be built as a STEM club project using basic materials and woodworking skills. This model demonstrates the four main causes of tsunamis and their impacts on coastal communities. This includes landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes and meteorites. The model shows the real processes and effects associated with each of these causes of tsunamis in the classroom. Each model element shows how a fast moving wave is generated in the wave tank by suddenly displacing a large volume of water. Students can simulate the impacts on coastal communities by using the paper houses template in the booklet. The Tsunami Model and associated STEM material combines science, geology and geography learning to help students better understand coastal processes and see these principles in real life. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists and we hope you enjoy making your Tsunami Model as much as we did!
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