Tsunamis | Natural Disasters



Looking for low to no prep resources to teach about tsunamis or natural disasters? This resource includes everything you need for an engaging, informative study!

No science textbook? Not a problem with the included informational fact book and accompanying texts. Provide cross-curricular practice with the included skill pages and graphic organizers. Differentiate instruction with the included research activities. You will LOVE the ease of prep and variety of skills covered! INCLUDES BOTH A PRINT AND INTERACTIVE DIGITAL VERSION MADE FOR GOOGLE SLIDES.



  • Link to Google slides version
  • Directions for use with Google slides
  • Vocabulary posters: 9 color posters including the words tsunami, wave train, wavelength, tectonic plate, crust, earthquake, evacuate, submerge, Ring of Fire
  • Tsunami Video List: 2 Tsunami Video poster versions. One using links and one using QR codes. Teacher instruction page included for use.
  • Video Viewing Guide: Graphic Organizer to use while watching any of the tsunami videos
  • Tsunami Brainstorming Chart: Assess background knowledge using this “Tsunamis: are, can, have” chart
  • Tsunami Informational Reading Tab-book: Tab book includes 6 pages of informational text including tsunami facts, tsunami causes, how tsunamis are measured, tsunami safety, tsunami damage, and where tsunamis happen. Both a color and black/ white book versions are included.
  • Tsunami Vocabulary Chart: Chart include an area for word, clues from the text, definition, and illustration.
  • Tsunami Cause and Effect: Fill in the started Cause and Effect graphic organizer using the informational tab book
  • Tsunami Diagram: Diagram includes the parts of a tsunami. Students answer questions based on the diagram.
  • Tsunami Sequencing: Sequence the events leading up to a tsunami, during a tsunami, and after a tsunami with this cut-and-paste page
  • Tsunami Coloring Notes: Coloring notes are graphic organizers meet coloring pages. Students love them!
  • Tsunami Research: 11 famous tsunamis are listed for students to research. Students will choose a tsunami, research it, complete the graphic organizer, and write a summary of what they learned.
  • Tsunami Puzzle: Use the code to fill in the answers to some interesting tsunami facts.
  • Tsunami Project Choice Board: Extend students’ learning of tsunami with a variety of tsunami project ideas! Have students choose a project, complete the project at home/ school/ for independent study, and then grade the project using the included rubric.
  • Tsunami Acrostic: Review what you learned about tsunamis by writing a tsunami acrostic poem.
  • Tsunami Daily 3-2-1: Have students fill out the Daily 3-2-1 as an exit slip to see what students learned and what they still have questions about.


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