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Science - Changes in the Earth's Surface

Here are games and websites to help you practice your knowledge and skills about changes in our Earth's surface.

Tsunami - BrainPOP

In this educational animated movie about Science learn about waves, oceans, earthquakes, tectonic plates, disasters, floods, surges, and tidal waves.

How tsunamis work - Alex Gendler

View full lesson: The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.

Interactives . Dynamic Earth . Intro

Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum


This interactive exhibit, part of the Exhibits Collection, explores why volcanic eruptions occur. Activities in the exhibit invite visitors to melt rocks, locate famous volcanoes and play the role of a volcanologist. The exhibit also includes video clips and related Web sites of interest.

Natural Disasters - BrainPOP

In this educational animated movie about Science learn about nature, weather, hurricane, thunderstorms, avalanche, floods, drought. Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, mudslides, and wildfires.

Forces of Nature

Explore the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and hurricanes through maps, photos, and 3-D animations-and then make your own!