Graphing Tsunamis - 2 of 3

For this lesson access to computers is essential for students. Student use NEPTUNE Canada data to graph tsunamis that have occurred off the coast of Vancouver island. Students then use their graphs to determine the speed of the tsunami and determine the approximate arrival time on the coast of Vancouver island.  To conclude the lesson, students determine three locations to place an early warning system in order to best protect the citizens of Vancouver island in the event of a tsunami.

Ocean Surface

Grade Level

  • Middle School

Resource Category


Monika Pelz

Updated Date

Aug 9, 2016

Created Date

Aug 15, 2013