Learning Center Five: Resources and Extension Activities

  1. The Web link that was mentioned in the "Read the Moon, Read the Tide" handout: http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moontides/

  2. Science Wire, an online site created in cooperation between the Exploratorium and Public Radio International’s The World, sponsors pages that discusses the connection between tides and surfing:http://www.exploratorium.edu/theworld/surfing/tides.html

  3. The online Water Encyclopedia has a detailed discussion of tides that is written in a fairly simple style:http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/St-Ts/Tides.html

  4. If you can watch it, this short video from Britannica shows time-lapse footage of the Bay of Fundy’s famous low and high tide in under two minutes, and it includes a good animation explaining what causes tides:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOUi-m8UyFk/

  5. An online slide show that goes into some depth about tides, but keeps its explanation simple enough for general readers, is available from NOAA:http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/tides/tides02_cause.html

  6. Fun for all ages, a whole-class group activity from the University of Southern California’s Sea Grant Program (link is to a pdf):http://www.usc.edu/org/seagrant/Education/IELessons/Docs/MoonAndTides.pdf

  7. From Science Buddies, fairly ambitious project involving analysis of scientific data:http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Astro_p009.shtmlhttp://www.ocregister.com/articles/tide-201358-surf-best.html