Smith, a 10 year old girl from Oxshott, Surrey, England saved a hundred
fellow tourists from the December 26, 2004 tsunami. She urged her
family to get off Maikhao beach in Phuket , Thailand after seeing the
tide rush out. Her mother and father alerted others to clear the beach.
She learned about tsunamis from an earthquake project that her
geography teacher, Andrew Kearney, had her complete at Danes
January 1, 2005
If one 10 year old girl
could save a hundred lives, think about how many more lives could have
been saved if the residents and tourists were more informed about
tsunamis. NOAA has collected these educational resources on tsunamis
for use in K-12 classrooms. These brochures, websites, hands-on
activities, and visualizations can supplement an existing curricula. A
tsunameter will help elementary students visualize the difference
between tsunami and tidal waves.
TsunamiReady Education Resource Materials CD