In this 7-10 day investigation, learners develop an understanding of waves and tides and their motion through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on activities. Learners demonstrate wave motion in containers and create marigrams to show local tide data and to compare tide patterns from different parts of the world. Learners consider whether waves or tides account for the movement of bath toys to their final locations. This detailed lesson plan includes learner hand-outs, evaluation questions, and curricular connections.


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