Tsunami Zone – Week 2

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First Web Quest Activity: “The Moving Earth”

The earth moves and changes in many ways every day. Read each question below and go to each website to find the answers about the earth and its movements. After you find all the answers, you can play the game at the end.

  1. The earth has 7 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica.
    Question: Where are the continents?
    Find the answerIdentify Seven Continents (a drag-and-drop activity).
  2. The earth has 4 oceans: Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans.
    Question: How do the continents and oceans fit together?
    Find the answerWorld Continents and Oceans (a drag-and-drop activity).
  3. Some parts of the earth move very slowly all the time.
    Questions: How did the earth look millions of years ago? How will it look in the future?
    Find the answersContinents Over Time (a drag-and-drop activity).
  4. Sometimes the earth moves underneath the ocean.
    Question: What were steps “1-2-3” in the 2004 tsunami in SE Asia?.
    Find the answer, watchThe Tsunami Disaster Explained, a very clear step-by-step animation with English text insets from BBC.
  5. Your reward for finishing is… Now you can play a game with a friend!
    Sometimes scientists use above-the-earth technology to learn about weather and disasters. Up to 4 people can play together:
    Wild Weather Game, an online interactive activity about typhoons, weather satellites and related topics from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Think about how you might use this game with your students. How could you use this information in a science class? How would it be different?

Discuss your ideas with your classmates on Nicenet in the Week 2 Discussion Forums.