Sand Creek Middle School Master Teacher/science teacher Stacey Sebert worked at Rutgers University June 2, building tsunami curriculum with other teachers and professors from all over the United States and Japan.
Dr. Ben Horton spoke about his research on tsunamis and lessons were created based off his research. The three lessons are based on the Next Generation Science Standards ESS3-2. There are three core lessons that were created:
- Lesson 1: How do we know tsunamis happen? What is a tsunami and where do they happen?
- Lesson 2: How do we understand tsunamis?
- Lesson 3: What do these observations tell us about tsunami predictions?
These lessons can be disseminated to any science teacher that covers the topic and will be available online once the teachers at the conference test and review them in their respective classes. The classes will also have the unique opportunity to have Dr. Ben Horton talk more about his research with them. These lessons will help students better understand the topic of tsunamis, focus more on NGSS standards, and create a more hands-on learning environment in the classroom.