Waves in the Marine Environment

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Link to Resource: https://earthref.org/SCC/lessons/2011/waves/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Scripps Classroom Connection (SCC)
Summary:This is a 4-5 day unit on the physics of waves and encounters in the marine environment. Students will have the opportunity to work with actual data, learn about different types of waves, and understand how waves are used in the ocean to learn about the environment. The unit consists of three lessons, , two worksheets, a group project, and review game. Topics covered include an introduction to transverse and longitudinal waves, the difference between wind generated waves and tsunamis, and how and why we use sound underwater.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; PS4.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-5; HS-PS4-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Structure and function
Subjects: oceans; physics; tsunami
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