The Moon's Relation to Ocean Tides

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Summary:This activity is designed to show stdents the relationship between ocean tides and the lunar movements. It uses the tide data for Boston Harbor to show these relationships, but data from other sites can also be used.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; coasts; data; earth; elementary school; gravity; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; moon; oceans; water
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