We built sand castles and then noted the percent destruction when damaging them with varying amounts of water.
We also read a few books about tsunamis.
Tsunami! - When the ocean pulls back, the villagers are curious and walk towards it to investigate. Ojisan is a village elder is not fooled. He's scared, but knows what to do when the Tsunami strikes.
Selvakumar Knew Better - This book tells the true story of how a dog helped save a young boy during the 2004 tsunami.
The Big Wave - This book was about so much more than a tsunami. It told the story of how people dealt with the tsunami years afterwards. I happened to read this book while dealing with my own post traumatic stress disorder due to my daughter's Leukemia and it actually really helped me to cope.
Water Volume verses Destruction
Each time the percent of damage was noted, and a graph showing water volume vs damage was created with the results.
There are still a few weeks left in our Earth Science study, so be sure to visit next week for more.