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The Tides-Ups and Downs
High schoolers 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. High schoolers explain tidal phenomena using models, visual media, theatrical presentations or publications. Students analyze real time water level data from monitoring stations and answer questions about their observations.
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.
Changing With the Tide
Learners research and they role-play the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change.
Activity 2: Salinity & Tides
Young scholars 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.
Ninth graders determine the causes of tides. In this earth science lesson, 9th graders create marigrams from local tide data and label the neap and spring tides. They compare them with other parts of the world.
The Moon Phases and Tides
In this phases of the moon and tides worksheet, 8th graders answer 11 questions about the moon, label the phases of the moon, study a tide chart and make a tide graph and answer 4 questions.
Students calculate the effect of the moon's gravity on tides. In this earth science instructional activity, students use data and plot a graph of tidal data available on the Internet. Students complete comprehension questions and draw diagrams of the moon influence on the tides.
Flood Tide Book Quiz
In this book facts worksheet, students complete 7 multiple choice questions about the book, "Flood Tide." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and more.
Tide Gauge Sleuths
Students interpret marigrams for information on tsunami. In this environmental science lesson, 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.
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.
Charting the Tides-When are We Going To Seine?
In this charting the tides worksheet, students read about spring tides and neap tides and chart the tides on a graph using a tide chart for the day. Students then determine the best time to seine based on the tides.
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.
Gravity and Tides
If you need a resource to tide you over until you have a little more time, this one can be used to teach your oceanographers about the tides! It explains how the gravitational pull of the moon elongates Earth and tugs on its waters. Spring and neap tides are described in addition to high and low tides. This is a concise collection of slides, perfect for your ocean exploration unit.
The Moon Made Me Do It!
Students investigate the effects of the lunar cycles on living organisms. In this lunar cycles lesson plan, students explain the forces that cause the tides, they discuss the effects of the lunar cycle on living organisms and they describe investigations that can be used to study the effects of the lunar cycles on living organisms. They answer 43 questions about the tides, their cycles and how the moon influences the tides.
For this ocean tides worksheet, students read 2 pages about ocean tides and answer true or false questions about it. Students complete 10 questions.
Pupils 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. As a final assessment, pupils determine the best time and location to hold a sandcastle building event.
Student Exploration: Ocean Tides
In this ocean tides worksheet, students use an internet program called Gizmo and answer short answer questions about ocean tides. Students answer 16 questions.
Tides and How Creatures Survive
Students discover tidal pools. In this oceanographic lesson, students observe the tides of the earth and the creatures that inhabit the intertidal zones. Students role-play the tidal zones by portraying themselves as animals of the tidal community,
Timing the Tides
Students collect data and describe how and why the high and low tides change from day to day. In exploring tides lesson students study tides by taking notes, recording data and analyzing their findings.
Tides and Currents
Students research and describe how currents are formed. In groups, they relate specific terms to the formation of currents and locate different currents on a world map. They also examine tides, how they are formed and how they are predicted.