Study Jams! Tides

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The tide will turn in your earth science or oceanography unit when viewers see this clip. They learn that tides are caused by the gravitational pull of our moon, and are even impacted by the gravity of the sun. High, low, neap, and spring tides are all described. Assign the video and accompanying quiz as homework, then have your charges come to class ready to discuss this movement of large bodies of water.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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  • Succinct and straightforward presentation
  • Animated diagrams clearly demonstrate the gravitational pull of the sun and moon on Earth's waters
  • Hip music and two teenage characters make the video engaging

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