Tides Teacher Resources
Find Tides educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 1,463 resources
Study Jams! Tides
The tide will turn in your earth science or oceanography unit when viewers see this clip. They learn that tides are caused by the gravitational pull of our moon, and are even impacted by the gravity of the sun. High, low, neap, and spring tides are all described.
5th - 9th Science 7 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tides - The Ins and Outs of Tides
Get your junior oceanographers to generate tidal prediction graphs on an interactive website. They will feel like experts in the field, or shall we say, experts in the ocean! This is a brief, but worthwhile activity that could be used to support your lesson on the causes and behavior of tides.
6th - 8th Science 15 Views 74 Downloads
The Oceans, Waves, Tides & Currents
Your introductory lesson to oceanography can be outlined with this apropos presentation. It touches on the physical features of the ocean floor, waves, tides, and currents. One small issue is that some of the graphics are not of the clearest quality; you may want to take the time to update them.
5th - 7th Science 20 Views 18 Downloads
Activity 2: Salinity & Tides
Students explore the effects of tides and salinity on an estuary. In this salinity and tides lesson plan, students complete 3 activities which help them understand estuarine systems. They study the tides in the Chesapeake Bay, they study the salinity where the York River meets the bay and they study the interaction of the tides and a river flow.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 56 Downloads
Young scholars record hourly reading for water height for 24 hours and determine whether a location experiences diurnal, semi-diurnal or mixed tides. Links are present for the information. Students predict high and low tide, and answer a set of associated questions.
5th - 7th Science 5 Views 36 Downloads
Tide Pool Discovery
First graders visit the Discovery Pool, where they use their senses to investigate the different tide pool species. They touch different species. Students describe how each one feels, and what they look like in words. They draw the species that they have touched.
1st Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Wind Effects- A Case Study
Students explore hurricanes. In this weather data interpretation instructional activity, students draw conclusions about the impact of Hurricane Floyd as it related to weather conditions. Students read and interpret a tide data table, a barometric pressure line graph, and a variety of wind and water line graphs.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Exploring Tide Pools
Students complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book Exploring Tide Pools. In this reading lesson plan, students complete journal entries, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 46 Downloads
Ocean Waves and Tides
Except for a few blurry photos that you can leave out, this is a succinct, yet purposeful presentation. It explains what causes ocean waves, the parts of a wave, and how they break against a shore. It details the cause of tides and differentiates between spring and neap tides.
5th - 8th Science 7 Views 32 Downloads
The Tides-Ups and Downs
Students investigate tidal patters and the forces that cause the tides. In this tidal lesson plan, students explore and research the tides and complete 43 questions about the causes of the tides, how they are monitored and measured and the tidal cycles.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 89 Downloads
Rocky Intertidal Field Trip
Learners investigate tides and the land submerged under them. In this intertidal field trip, Students visit the intertidal zone and observe the habitats and animals that live there. Learners view the pools under rocks where lobsters are found.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Hudson's Ups and Downs
Even rivers have tides. Older elementary schoolers will discuss the Hudson River and how weather, water craft, and the ocean cause tidal fluctuation. They will examine a series of line graphs that depict tidal fluctuation, then analyze them in order to determine a pattern.
5th - 6th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fact of Fiction Animal Quest
In order to facilitate an understanding of Animals and their environments, 1st graders read: When the Tide is Low, Amber on the Mountain, and The Great Kapok Tree. Students discuss the books, then complete a Fact or Fiction card and an online worksheet.
1st Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Tide Gauge Sleuths
Students interpret marigrams for information on tsunami. In this environmental science lesson plan, students study their group marigram and share analysis with their classmates. They explain how tide gauge data is used to understand and help prepare for tsunamis.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Tides & Lunar Cycles
Students demonstrate how the moon affects the tides, a neap tide, and spring tides by using their bodies as models. After students observe the model they created, they draw and label the diagram on a provided worksheet. They then log onto the NOAA website to access tide data and make a graph.
4th - 12th Science 40 Views 307 Downloads
An excellent lesson tidal patterns is here for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners read a tide chart, determine the high and low tides for a particular place, and learn how to correct for differences in tidal times and heights for other locations on the same day.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Astronomy - Sun, Moon, Tides
Colorful in appearance, but without any photos or graphics, this PowerPoint is best used as a note-taking guide for your lecture. Viewers in your earth science class will discover characteristics and phases of the moon, its role in spring tides and neap tides, the difference between solar and lunar eclipses, and characteristics of the sun.
4th - 6th Science 11 Views 57 Downloads