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SERIES Listen to the Earth | Learn how tornados are formed


竜巻の正体を知ろう [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

Why do tornados occur? We go to the meteorological museum in Tokyo with weather forecaster Kyoko Sasaki to see a device that creates tornados, while investigating how they form. It’s very difficult to predict just when and where a tornado will occur. Learn ways to protect yourself and how to seek shelter from a tornado.

SERIES Listen to the Earth | Protect yourself from lightning


雷から身を守ろう [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

We visit a facility with weather forecaster Kyoko Sasaki where you can see lightning being made, and learn about its mechanisms. We also take a quiz on how to protect yourself from lightning by answering questions such as ‘will you be safe if I don’t wear metal accessories?’ and ‘can you escape lightning by standing under a tree?

SERIES Listen to the Earth | Our Living Planet


地球の声を聞こう | 地球は生きている [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2013

The movement of Earth's interior, including the movement of mantle is explained in a simplified manner. By learning the movements of earth, viewers are taught that earthquakes occur because Earth is a living planet, and that earthquakes are events that cannot be stopped or avoided, leaving the perspective to accept earthquakes for what they really are.

SERIES Listen to the Earth | What causes earthquakes?


地球の声を聞こう | 地震はなぜ起こるの? [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2013

The viewer gains a better grasp of terms like "magnitude" and "seismic intensity", receives insight on how earthquakes occur, and learns how to put this knowledge to use. For instance, viewers are informed that the size of an earthquake is determined by how large an area of rock is ripped apart beneath the surface, and are further cautioned to be aware that how long the shaking continues is crucial.

SERIES Listen to the Earth | What do seismic waves tell us?


地球の声を聞こう | 地震波が教えてくれること [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2013

Using the earthquake early warning system as a theme, we learn about the nature of "seismic waves". In order to explain seismic waves, that are not visible to the naked eye, experimental apparatuses are set up to give better visualization, and characters Mr. P and Mr. S are introduced. Earthquakes and its mechanisms are explained in an easy to understand manner, tying the facts learned to how one can protect lives.

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