Teacher’s Questions for Ahead of the wave


Before reading:

  1. Describe what you know about tsunamis.
  2. Explain why the force of even a small wave is enough to knock you over at the beach. (Hint: Think about the mass of water. One liter of water has a mass of one kilogram.)

During reading:

  1. What do waves carry?
  2. Explain the link between earthquakes and tsunamis.
  3. What happens to a tsunami as it enters shallow water?
  4. How did the 2004 earthquake in Indonesia kill people as far away as East Africa?
  5. Describe the steps in forecasti...

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