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ConcepTest: Waves

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer, Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn


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

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is A.

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Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use


Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography

Earth System Topics

Oceans:Currents, Tides and Circulation, Surface Processes:Coastal Processes

Ocean Environments

Coastal and Estuarine


Ocean:Physical Oceanography