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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.
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.
Students research and they role-play the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change.
Students calculate the effect of the moon's gravity on tides. For this earth science lesson, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 interpret marigrams for information on tsunami. In this environmental science activity, 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.
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.
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.
Students 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, students determine the best time and location to hold a sandcastle building event.
In this ocean tides worksheet, students use an internet program called Gizmo and answer short answer questions about ocean tides. Students answer 16 questions.
In this ocean tides worksheet, students read 2 pages about ocean tides and answer true or false questions about it. Students complete 10 questions.
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. 
High schoolers 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.
Students discover how the position of the Sun, Moon and Earth affect tides. In this science instructional activity, students view a presentation about the tides. Students discuss the different types of tides.
Students use the internet to research how the time of day affects the tides. They work together to develop a demonstration of the tide patterns for a month. They create a chart showing the relationship between tides and the phases of the moon.
Students graph 40 days of high and low tide data for a site in Baja, Mexico near the Wetlands & Fisheries Live! research center. They identify patterns in the data and finally to make a connection between tidal heights and the phase of the moon.
Students examine the cause-and-effect relationship between tides and the rocky coast ecosystem. They complete a worksheet that illustrates the intertidal zone.