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Old 08-15-2005, 03:20 AM
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I need ur help! I want to do a project for our college to show the tsunami model,that could be experimented in lab environment.Can you help me plz?
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I have an idea that may work. Although with this you cannot simulate an earthquake, you can simulate a large peice of land sliding into the water and creating a tsunami{like some of the ones in Alaska that are created from falling ice can generate waves up to 100ft high}

You would need to build a slide going into a square tank of water. And a type of dump at the top to release the dirt, or whatever you are using. When the dirt going down the slide hits the water, it will create a wave. The more dirt you use the bigger the wave.

I would make the tank at least 2-3-4ft long and 1ft wide.
and the chute should be just as wide, but should not touch the water.
Its kinda hard to explain, but hopefully you get the idea.

If you need further explination i will draw up a small model and post it here, And show you exatly what it is you should do.

*Edit* If you change how steep the slide is, it will change the velocity of the dirt, creating a larger wave. Length of the slide will also alow the dirt to gain more speed, or less.
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Thumbs up Tsunami science project

Here's another example of a Tsunami experiment. I like Archenemy's idea better though!

[url]http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/project297_25.html[/url]
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Lightbulb try this out

i tried this experiment out and you might wanna use it.

tsunami's are usually caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions in the ocean bed.
so here's what you need to show it.
take a large tub of water. blow up a balloon and fix it onto something heavy and place it in the centre of the tub so that it is below the surface of water.
now take a pin and burst the balloon (this acts like the earthquake) see what happens to the water.
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good Idea sciecncefreak, Arch and mad or you can see some in books they may help...
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I'm a parent, Need assistants on a elementary project on the tsunami
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hi bernice did you read the above ideas? or visited this site? [url]http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects.php?hidden=1[/url]

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Talk to your child's science teacher for ideas. Many curriculems have tsunami information/experiments within them. Also check you local library, they often have science courses that relate to current events. Hope you find what you're looking for!
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