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Tidal Forces-Let'er Rip!

For Students 9th - 12th
In this tidal forces activity, high schoolers read about the gravitational pull from the moon that causes the ocean tides. Students solve 3 problems including finding the Roche or the tidal radius for the Earth and Moon, comparing the...
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Black Holes and Tidal Forces

For Students 8th - 10th
In this black holes and tidal forces worksheet, students solve 5 problems in which they find the tidal acceleration and answer questions about spaghettification.
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Revolutions of Earth: Tidal Locking

For Students 6th - 12th
Need a hands-on activity that tests your scholars' knowledge of the relationship between Earth and the moon? This interactive has it on lockdown! Science scholars manipulate the moon in its path around Earth, then answer multiple-choice...
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The Earth-Moon System

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Explore the earth-moon system with blossoming astronomers in this fun-filled activity. They begin by investigating lunar phases and differentiating between each. They continue the activity by learning about tidal forces and how these are...
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Tides

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tides go in and tides go out, but how do they relate to gravity and the moon? The video explores the relationship of gravity over distance, tidal force parameters, the battle of the bulges, and tidal lock. It connects not only the ocean...
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Blue Planet: Tidal Seas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how tides affect sea life. In this video based lesson, students view a video on how tides affect sea life. They do web-based research to find the answers to a series of questions and then play Tidal Trivia to test...
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The Moon Orbits the Sun?!?!

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students calculate the strength of gravitational force exerted on the moon by the sun and earth. In this orbital instructional activity students view a demonstration to see the gravitational forces between bodies.
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Totally Tides

For Teachers 7th Standards
Surf's up, big kahunas! How do surfers know when the big waves will appear? They use science! Over the course of five days, dive in to the inner workings of tidal waves and learn to predict sea levels with the moon as your guide.
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Blue Planet: Seas of Life - Tidal Seas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After viewing the video Blue Planet: Seas of Life, students review oceanic concepts. In this earth science lesson, students reflect on the effect tides have on living things and conduct research to create a "tidal trivia" game. Students...
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Alternative Energy Resources

For Students 7th - 8th
In this alternative energy resources worksheet, students read and describe the advantages to using tidal power. Then they identify and list some of the disadvantages to using tidal power as mentioned in the brief excerpt read. Students...
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Why is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners simulate how the Moon causes ocean tides. In this earth science instructional activity, students calculate gravitational acceleration using a mathematical formula. They compare the force of attraction between the Earth, Moon and...
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The Tides-Ups and Downs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Moon Made Me Do It!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Motion in the Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does the formation of currents and waves in the ocean happen? High schoolers will learn about the primary causes for ocean currents and waves by calculating a wave's amplitude and nautical mile speed. Then they will complete a...
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Tides - The Ins and Outs of Tides

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Tides and How Creatures Survive

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Ups and Downs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine tidal currents.  In this tides lesson plan students describe how the tides affect lives and explain why it is important to monitor them. 
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Sea Level: The Changing Tides

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students describe how sea levels are constantly changing with daily and monthly cycles. They list some causes and effects of tidal changes.
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The Coastal Ocean: Estuaries and Continental Shelves

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Amazing high-quality satellite imagery, photos, informational graphs, and detailed diagrams comprise this presentation on the movement of estuaries and the continental shelf. Data used as an example is from The Chesapeake Bay and because...
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Tides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Low tides, high tides, spring tides, neap tides, diurnal tides, semidiurnal tides, mixed tides ... just how many types of tides are there? The 10th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO)...
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Secrets of the Ocean Realm - In the School "Star Gardens"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn to use a tide table in plotting tidal curves and create a tide calendar by plotting a month-long tidal curve on an ordinary pictorial calendar.
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Intertidal Zones

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore intertidal zones. In this intertidal zones lesson, students work in small groups and use ready-made materials to create a model of intertidal zones. Resources are provided.
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The Moon Made Me Do It!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research about how lunar cycles affect living organisms. In this biology instructional activity, students prepare an oral presentation of their research results and analyses. They explore the forces that affect tides.
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Tides

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...

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