|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.
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DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1405
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