Lesson

Waves: The Arms of the Sea

Students work with models to explore ocean waves. They begin to develop an understanding of the difference between waves of high frequency and low frequency. They identify several different environmental actions that cause ocean waves including wind, underwater earthquakes and glacier melt. Students recognize the importance of waves in colonizing the Hawaiian Islands and the role waves play in shaping the islands.

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Grades:
3
Topics:
OceanographyHydrologyPhysicsGeologyBiologyMeteorology
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
3.W.2 GLO-1 GLO-2 GLO-3 GLO-4 GLO-5 SC.3.1.2 SC.3.1.1 3-ESS2.A
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