Out of the mouths of our students come questions that are on their mind, there must be a direct connection between "think it" and "say it". What are your students asking? Did you find your response in a Thinkfinity Resource? If so, share the answer too. If not, perhaps some member of the community can point you to an answer.
As students return to school on Monday with more awareness of what happened last Friday morning after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan, here are some resources teachers may want to share.
First, the BBC has a short video featuring seismologist Dr. Roger Musson explaining how the tsunami was triggered.
CNN has a good graphic that shows how long it would take tsunami waves to reach various points in the Pacific Ocean.
Boston.com has a set of 43 powerful images of the earthquake, tsunami, and their effects. (Note: It may take a few minutes for the images to load, but they are unbelievable pictures.)
The video from Reuters shows how powerful tsunami waves are.
Here's a great resource that I received from my Twitter feed today. I've shared it with my district and wanted t do the same here.
I found a few more interactive maps and images about the Japanese earthquake from The New York Times which has more videos on their website Monday, March 14.
Here is another phenomenal, interactive graphics display of Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami from The New York Times.
Wonderopolis developed a special Wonder of the Day in response to the tragedy in Japan:
It offers some scientific perspective on tsunamis, along with links to some helpful resources from NCFL for discussing disasters with children.