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Moon and Tide Patterns
In this activity, students will use Moon and tide data from the internet to construct charts and answer questions about the patterns they see. They will be reminded that the Moon has something to do with ocean tides and will discover what the connections are. They will also discover when tides, moonrise and moonset, and phases of the Moon occur.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Internet Explorer (IE) browser
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999-2005 by The Earth to Class, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University in the City of New York, NY. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-804
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Earth2Class: Teacher's Page (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Michael J. Passow
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth to Class