STAO Resources for World Tsunami Awareness Day – submitted by Amy Gorecki

the outbreak of the unprecedented great east japan earthquake and tsunami

November 5th is World Tsunami Awareness Day. These rare and extraordinary natural phenomena are something that will captivate the interest of your students. If you would like to learn more about this day, please visit:

STAO has free resources for grades 3, 4, and 5 students which you can incorporate into your discussions about tsunamis:

For grades 3 & 4: Preparing Ourselves for Natural Disasters: How do we Innovate our Knowledge and Understanding of Strong and Stable Structures and the Environment around us to help People Survive a Tsunami?

For grade 5: The Science behind the Fairytale (Structures & Mechanisms)

We hope that you are able to make use of these resources in your classroom!

Thanks for reminding us of these great resources Amy!!!!!!!