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Science Project Idea: Amazing Natural Disasters :: Tsunamis

Wanna do a REALLY COOL science fair project this year? Look no further than Mother Nature herself - she's been known to have some pretty bad days! This Amazing Natural Disaster project includes facts and info about tsunamis, the science behind them and helpful suggestions for other things to research, make, draw, create and include in your project!


Tsunamis: The Motion Of The Ocean

On December 26, 2004, the worst tsunami ever recorded hit coastal towns all over Southeast Asia and parts of Africa, flattening homes and sweeping people and their belongings out to sea. Here’s what happened: an earthquake in the Indian Ocean started the tsunami. The earthquake thrust up the sea floor, forcing all the water above it up, too. The bulge of water fanned out in a series of huge waves that destroyed everything in their paths, slamming into islands and other land forms. Finally, seven hours after it started, the tsunami hit the coast of Africa. In total, over 200,000 people in more than 10 different countries lost their lives. It was the deadliest natural disaster in years.



A tsunami starts with a huge shakeup of the sea floor. An undersea earthquake, volcano or landslide thrusts up the water above it and sends enormous waves spreading outward. The tsunami waves can travel for thousands of miles, but it’s usually only when they hit land that they become deadly.


Video: How Tsunamis Work


Other Things To Include

You didn’t think we’d do all of the work for ya, did you? You’ll definitely have to do some legwork to make this science fair project complete. Here are some suggestions for what else you can do:

  • If you know someone who witnessed the 2004 tsunami firsthand, interview them.
  • Research the ancient city of Mahabalipuram, which was actually helped by the tsunami of 2004.
  • Find out what happened on the Indonesian island of Krakatau on August 26, 1883.


  • Related Stories:

  • Science Fair Project Idea: Amazing Natural Disasters :: Tornadoes
  • Science Fair Project Idea: Amazing Natural Disasters :: Hurricanes
  • Science Fair Project Idea: Amazing Natural Disasters :: Earthquakes
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