Tides

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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) program explains the causes and types of tides. Pupils then research organisms living in intertidal zones.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the student activity into a research project
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must be able to read graphs
  • Activity requires some materials you might not have in your classroom, such as construction paper
Pros

  • You can access additional resources directly from the lesson PDF
  • Resource provides definitions for all key terminology
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