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ConcepTest: Where Waves Break 2

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 would the waves break further from the beach?

a. A
b. B

2 beach drawings

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is B.

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References and Notes:


Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

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

Ocean Environments

Coastal and Estuarine


Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Earth surface


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