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BrainPop's TSUNAMI Movie Helps Kids Understand Global Events

BrainPOP's has created a new TSUNAMI movie to give kids the information they need to make connections and gain understanding of the devastation caused by natural disasters. The film is available for free distribution to every media company and Website.

Using dynamic animation for a clear explanation, the movie presents the science behind the "harbor wave." BrainPOP characters TIM and his robot pal MOBY guide kids through the process of how a tsunami forms and what happens when it hits land. It then offers elated activities recommend ways that kids can help disaster victims, suggest strategies that children and families can use to prepare for emergencies, and reinforce tsunami knowledge with a 10-question interactive quiz.

"BrainPOP's TSUNAMI movie presents kids with the facts they need to understand what caused this disaster and the effect it has had on the world," said BrainPOP chairman/ceo Avraham Kadar, M.D. "We hope the movie will help teachers to open discussions about the tsunami in their classrooms, calm children's fears, and encourage kids and families to seek out ways to help survivors."

Links at the end of the TSUNAMI movie direct kids to the websites of The Red Cross, CARE USA and USA Freedom Corps, where they can find out more about how to help the people and places affected by the tsunami.

To obtain TSUNAMI movie, go to www.brainpop.com.

Founded in 1999, BrainPOP is a leading producer of animated educational movies for K-12. Each day three million students watch BrainPOP movies and exchange messages with a dynamic cast of five characters who lead users through related activities on its site: interactive quizzes and games, comicstrips and experiments. BrainPOP has developed partnerships with Time Warner, Popular Science, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic, AOL @ SCHOOL, Yahoo! and Road Runner. BrainPOP has won multiple education and media awards including The Flash Film Festival, District Administration Curriculum Award and Forbes Best of the Web. BrainPOP's first print title, THE SCIENCE ALMANAC FOR KIDS, was published in summer 2004.

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