Modeling Tidal Action

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Description

In this activity (Lesson 1), learners work in groups to create tide simulations. Learners develop a testing procedure, detail their work in a Laboratory Report, illustrate their simulation and properly label each part (i.e. intertidal, high tide zone), and modify their model to demonstrate different tides.

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Materials List (per group of students)

Subjects

Informal Categories

  • Model Building
  • Nature and Environment

Subjects

  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Tides
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Wave Properties
      • Wave Motion
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other
Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

By

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Rights

All Rights Reserved, NOAA,

Funding sources

  • The Russell Family Foundation

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