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National Geographic Xpeditions Wave Heights
Students investigate parts of ocean waves and their measurements. An on-line wave simulator allows then to study the effects of wave height, length and period on a boat's movements. Using records of tsunami waves, students compare these heights to familiar landmarks and test a hypothesis about possible relationships between wave height and ocean size and depth.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1321
Educational standards:
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'National Geographic Xpeditions Atlas'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Xpeditions