Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FTV 1/11/2012 Ocean Waves

This picture from the ship’s deck this morning shows the view as far as the eye can see, the ocean water rippled with waves

Wind blowing provides the force or energy to make the rolling movements called waves. The water inside a wave moves around in a circle as seen in the photo above.

When we see the waves at the shoreline the circular motion is squashed, and tips over when it hits the beach. Surf is caused when the waves pile up to a great height before they break, this happens on beaches with a shallow slope. Where do you think the best beaches for surfing would be?

You can learn more about how wave travel by trying this wave simulator activity

Here are the worksheets to complete the assignment: Create Waves 1 Create Waves2 Wave Trials

Try this: Where does the Energy Go activity with your classmates

Thanks to Maryrose Flynn these student activities

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