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 for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • discussion questions
  • extension ideas
  • student worksheets.

Useful link

This website provides some clear advice for surfers on why they should never attempt to surf a tsunami.

    Published 2 May 2011