Similarities and differences: tsunamis and surf waves
In this activity, students use an interactive or paper-based Venn diagram to illustrate the key similarities and differences between tsunami waves and surf waves.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- describe the key similarities and differences between tsunami waves and surf waves
- understand how to use a Venn diagram to graphically organise information.
Download the Word file (see link above) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- discussion questions
- extension ideas
- student worksheets.
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This website provides some clear advice for surfers on why they should never attempt to surf a tsunami.