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NJMSC Beach Profiling
Waves, wind and currents shape the beach, redistributing tons of sand each day. Students measure the beach profile, from dunes to water line, using simple materials and a field method that simulates the way marine scientists and coastal geologists study beaches. Lesson plan includes background, vocabulary and definitions, procedures, data sheet with diagrams, detailed instructions and formula for calculating and graphing results.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Lesson plan
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • 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-1405
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium