Ocean wave lesson and simulation

Here is first a lesson where student get familiar with earths major water bodies.  Followed up with an activity where they get to practice making waves on their own and seeing how boats move around on the ocean.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/archive/xpeditions/lessons/07/gk2/wavesintro.html?ar_a=1

Additionally are  two simulations that show first in a simple way how wavelength, period and height interact.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/wave-simulator/?ar_a=1

The second simulation is a look at the ocean where the waves can be studied as a section of the whole ocean rather than a single wave.

http://david.li/waves/

 

 

 

 

2 comments for “Ocean wave lesson and simulation

  1. matthew
    April 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I like all of your lab-ish activities. They are not really labs, but more models that demonstrate principles. Once again, really great ideas. If I ever have any questions, I know who to ask for lesson plans for earth science.

  2. John Hill
    April 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Good on National Geographic for providing a free site with so many resources. The animation is pretty elementary but it is great to be able to the adjust the variables and see the vocabulary in more than just words! Great find!

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