Sites for Teachers

Tides

Explores characteristics of tides including description, classification and shape. Describes and explains tide-generating forces and discusses co-oscillation tides.
http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/physicalocean/Tomczak/IntroOc/notes/lecture11.html

Tides and Water Levels/What Causes Tides?

Explains relationship between tides and gravitational forces
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/tides/tides02_cause.html

Tidal Datums and Their Applications

This 132 page PDF is a detailed look at tidal datums. It provides a glossary of terms and acronyms
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/tidal_datums_and_their_applications.pdf

Tides

This page is a gateway to lessons and support materials for teachers to develop a curriculum on the causes and impact of tides
http://www.education.noaa.gov/Ocean_and_Coasts/Tides.html

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