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Title & Description English More Ideas< and Videos
Dam burst danger
Modelling the collapse of a natural dam in the mountains - and the disaster that might follow
Dam burst danger  
Danger - quicksands!
Why do some rocks give way when it rains hard?
Quicksands  
Earthquake in your classroom
A classroom earthquake intensity scale
Earthquake in your classroom  
Earthquake prediction - when will the earthquake strike?
Modelling the build-up of stress and sudden release in the Earth that creates earthquakes
Earthquake prediction  
Earthquake through the window - what would you see, what would you feel?
Asking pupils to picture for themselves what an earthquake through the window might look like
Earthquake through the window  
Eruption through the window
How could an eruption transform your view?- lava, ash, lahar or something worse
Eruption through the window Video (Kalapana, Hawaii)
Failing slopes
Modelling how rock cliffs and slopes can collapse
Failing slopes  
Flood through the window - what would you see, how would you feel?
Pupils picture for themselves what a major flood through the window might look like
Flood through the window What was it like to be there - Manila 26 Sept 2009
Krakatoa - The balloon goes up at Krakatoa
Using a tank and balloon to simulate the huge tsunamis caused by the eruption of Krakatoa
Krakatoa - tsunamis  
Landslide through the window - what would you see, what would you feel? Asking pupils to picture for themselves what a landslide through the window might look like Landslide through the window Extension
Video (Calabria, Italy)
Quake shake - will my home collapse?
When an earthquake strikes - investigate why some buildings survive and others do not
Quake Shake Extension
Columns in Rome
Video  Photos
Sink hole!
Demonstrate sink hole processes in action
Sink hole  
Shaken but not stirred?
How earthquakes affect buildings
Shaken but not stirred?  
Surviving an earthquake
Learn the earthquake drill and increase your chances of survival
Surviving an earthquake Video
Tsunami alert! Run for the hills or stay by the sea?
Why does one type of earthquake produce a tsunami, whilst another does not?
Tsunami alert!  
Tsunami through the window - what would you see, what would you feel?
Asking pupils to picture for themselves what a tsunami through the window might look like
Tsunami through the window Extension
Pupils work - Portugal
Booklet (2406)
Boxing Day, 2004
Tsunami!
What controls the speed of a tsunami wave?
Tsunami Extension
Video