Ups and Downs

Lesson Plan Overview

The rise and fall of the ocean tides is a predictable phenomenon influenced by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon. Here, students will learn about how tides are measured and predicted so that they can then create a presentation for fifth and sixth graders about the topic. Students will also become familiar with publically available data that anyone can use to study the tides.

Source: NOAA
Subjects: Physical Science
Grades: 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

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