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Earth sciences science fair project:
Simulate a Tsunami




Science Fair Project Information
Title: Simulate a tsunami.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Grade level: Elementary School - Grades 4-6
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2005)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2005
Description:The purpose of this project is to determine if a bag of aquarium gravel of a certain weight (representing a supermarine landslide), when released down an inclined slope into a tank containing water can generate a wave simulating a tsunami.
Links:
http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2005/nara5n0/public_html/
http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2005/wong5j0/public_html/
Short Background

http://www.projects.juliantrubin.com/science_fair_project/earthsciences/tsunami_1.html

For More Information:
Tsunami K-12 Experiments & Background Information
http://chair.pa.msu.edu/applets/tsunami/tsunami.html

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