Tsunamis- What causes tsunamis, 1 of 3

In this lesson, students explore the mechanisms behind earthquakes and tsunamis and the relationship between them. Students conduct experiments to explore tectonic movement and the possible trigger mechanisms for tsunamis.  This lesson involves recreating tectonics boundary interactions and the observing whether or not it is possible to create a tsunami.

Ocean Surface

Grade Level

  • Middle School

Resource Category


Monika Pelz

Updated Date

Aug 9, 2016

Created Date

Aug 15, 2013