BrainPOP

Tsunami

Tsunamis can be pretty powerful — and pretty scary. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will introduce you to the mechanics of tsunamis, those colossal ocean waves. You’ll learn why tsunamis and tidal waves aren’t the same thing, as well as how the concept of a tsunami came about. Discover the different kinds of disturbances that can cause tsunamis, and how tsunamis can travel huge distances without even making a stir on the ocean surface. Plus, you’ll find out what happens when tsunami waves hit a continental shelf. Let’s hope this is the closest you get to one of these ocean beasts!

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What is a tsunami?

How can you predict or avoid a tsunami?

What are the effects of a tsunami?