The 2011 Japan Earthquake

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In Geography, we have been learning about the features of different countries and we have especially focussed on Japan. We have begun to explore the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, finding out details about the event and explaining what caused the earthquake to happen. We started by looking at what the earth is made up of and learning about plate tectonics. We noticed that Japan lies where many of these plates converge. We then had a go at simulating the earthquake with some different equipment, including jelly!

“We used jelly to try and re-create the 2011 Japan earthquake when the Pacific plate went under the North American plate after colliding. We put jelly on lids and collided them – the energy made the jelly go everywhere!” – Sissi, 6B.