Ocean Tides

Develop an understanding of ocean tides by comparing the depth of water near a dock to the positions of the Moon, Sun, and Earth. Determine the influence of the Moon and Sun on tides, and compare spring tides to neap tides.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define tides.
  • Explain what causes tides.
  • Determine the effect of the Moon on tides.
  • Identify spring and neap tides.
  • Interpret the effect of the Sun on tides.
  • Analyze data using a chart.
VOCABULARY:
  • gravity, high tide, low tide, neap tide, range, spring tide

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