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Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #2
Surfers know that the best waves from distant storms have periods of about 14 seconds. The object of this activity is to compute how long it takes the 14 second period waves to travel 6,000 km across the pacific. ...

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #1
Sketch a simple diagram of an ocean wave and label its crest, trough, and wavelength. You are in a boat and you have a stop watch. How do you measure the period of the ocean waves passing beneath you? What ...

Gallery Walk Questions about Coastlines
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about coastlines. The questions are organized according to the cognitive ...

ConcepTest: Waves
At which location in the diagram below would the waves break closer to the beach? a. A b. B c. C

ConcepTest: Ocean Currents
Ocean currents at G are flowing in what direction? a. to the west b. to the east c. to the north d. to the south

ConcepTest: Ocean Current Transport
A shipment of rubber elephants falls overboard at location A on the map below. Ocean currents transport the elephants around the ocean in which sequence? a. A - G - B - F - E - A b. A - E - C - G - A c. A - G - C - ...

ConcepTest: Effect of Rain on Sea Level
A majority of Earth's water is in the oceans. Predict what would happen to sea level if rain fell continuously all over the world's oceans. a. Sea level would rise b. Sea level would fall c. Sea level ...

ConcepTest: Where Waves Break 2
At which location would the waves break further from the beach? a. A b. B

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 1
Adding more salt to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 2
Adding more freshwater to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change


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