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Tsunami Think-Pair-Share

This material was originally created for On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
David Mogk, Montana State University
Course: Environmental Geology
60 students
Connecting course topics to real life can be very powerful.

The Activity

The semester immediately following the December, 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, I began class with a think-pair-share activity asking students what they knew about the tsunami disaster and also what else they wanted to know about the disaster and related events.

Additional Information

The Tsunami Visualization Collection is a page of links to visualization and teaching materials regarding tsunamis. Other collections of visualizations on geohazard topics can be found at Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations: Collections.