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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Science of Tsunamis (and other thoughts of Japan)

How DOES an earthquake cause a tsunami? Well, it's really quite simple! Below is a video that describes what happens when an earthquake's energy is released into the ocean....







We have all been touched by the recent tragedy in Japan. The stories and pictures of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami have been difficult for adults to take in, let alone children. Below is a brief video about how to talk to your children about questions/fears they may have surrounding the recent news reports on television. To date, the topic of Japan's recent events has not trickled into our classroom. However I thought that some advice on how to handle questions surrounding Japan's concerns wouldn't go amiss....






Our thoughts and well-wishes are with our friends, the Japanese people, as they cope with these tragic events.



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