The Motion of Wind Waves

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Summary:Under the surface , Although the surface of a wind wave appears to move forward in the general direction of the wind, the water inside a wind wave doesn't move forward very much.The waves at the surface of the ocean are called wind waves. Waves are set in motion by winds. Change the progressive wavelength to see how waves move with increasing winds.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Structure and function
Subjects: 9-12; elementary school; high school; k-5 geosource; middle school; oceans
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