Tsunamis are natural disasters that can cause significant damage and loss of life. These giant waves are often triggered by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, and they can travel across entire oceans at high speeds. When a tsunami reaches the shoreline, it can cause flooding, destruction of buildings and infrastructure, and loss of life.

Help your students learn about this natural disaster by having them write their own news articles about tsunamis. This activity can help them to research the topic, understand the impact of tsunamis, and develop their writing skills.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time:1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn and research about tsunamis through a creative exercise of writing a news article about a fictional tsunami.

It will help your child or student:

  1. Learn about what tsunamis are and how they are formed.
  2. Learn about the potential impact of tsunamis on coastal communities and infrastructure.
  3. Learn how to research a topic and gather information from reliable sources.
  4. Practice writing a news article with a clear and concise structure.

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more what tsunamis are and what causes them. Here's an interesting animated video about how tsunamis work:

Here's an interesting video showcasing a miniature laboratory simulation of a tsunami:

Here's a video of the impact of tsunamis on the communities and infrastructure of a few coastal towns in Japan:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of a creative printable worksheets for your students or children to write an interesting news article about a fictional tsunami. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 fictional newspaper article template with word prompts for news article writing.

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