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The Earth and the Moon: The Tides DLESE Reviewed Collection
Students in this lesson will be introduced to the concept of tides and tidal forces. By viewing a related applet which visualizes the relationship between the Earth, moon and tides, students will gain an understanding of why the Earth experiences tides. In the process they are asked to observe and explain how the relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun are responsible for the moon phases, eclipses, and tides. Through guided discussions, students will also gain an appreciation of the benefits of Earth's tides.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF Canada 2002
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-147
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
        • Structure of the earth system
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Mr Travis Whyte
Imperial Oil National Center for Mathematics Science and Technology Education

Publisher: Imperial Oil National Center for Mathematics Science and Technology Education