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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
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
Wind Effects- A Case Study
Students explore hurricanes. In this weather data interpretation lesson, 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
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.
9th - 12th Science
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
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
Moon Phases and Tides
Here is a terrifc presentation on the Moon, and its phases. Each of the slides focuses on one of the phases of the Moon, giving its name, and the reason why it is in the shape that we see. There is a little bit of information on how the Moon affects the tide levels in our oceans as well.
3rd - 4th Science
Lesson Plan #3 ~ Ocean Currents
Sixth graders experiment to understand the ocean's currents. In this ocean current instructional activity, 6th graders complete an experiment with two bottles of water and an index card to discover information about the ocean current. Students complete a worksheet and two online activities related to ocean currents.