The Moon and Tides - Student Activity Sheet

 
Name                                                                               Date                               Class

PART A:  DEFINITIONS AND DRAWINGS

1.  Neap Tides -
 

2.  Spring Tides -
 

3.  Waning -
 

4.  Waxing -
 

5.  Gibbous -
 

6.  Crescent -
 

7.  Names and Drawings of 8 Moon Phases

FULL MOON                                                                       NEW MOON
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART B:  MOON PHASES INTERACTIVE

8.  Date:                                                   Moon Phase:
 

PART C:  TIDES

9.  Region:
 

10.  Observe the heights of the tides.  The higher the number, the higher the tide.  The lower the number the lower
      the tide.  Negative numbers indicate really low tides! Are the tides measured in feet or meters?  (Circle one)

11.  Go to "Prediction Options."  Change "number of lines" to 30.  Change "length of time to display" to 4 weeks.
       Click on "Make a New Prediction."

12.  Observe the heights of the tides.  Notice that now there are more days.  Record the dates and heights of the 3
       highest tides.
 
 
 
 

       Record the dates and heights of the 3 lowest tides.
 
 
 
 

       Take notice of the dates of any of the high and low tides that occur near one another.

13.  Return to "Prediction Options."  Change "display type" to Graphic Plot.  Change the "pixels" to 640 X 320.
       Click on "Make a New Prediction."  When the graph appears notice a horizontal "hourglass" shape.

14.  Print out the graph (if possible) and return to the Student Page.