Where is Tidal Range the Greatest?

Type: Investigation

Theme: Nature

Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Learning Target: Students will look for relationships between the moon, sun, geography, and tides.



Teachers: You will need to practice importing data from NOAA Tide Predictions into Excel or another spreadsheet.

Demonstrate how scientists and mathematicians predict tides using the sum of 37 cosine waves: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/vhqyd9vyhp

Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can model with mathematics.
  • I can use appropriate tools strategically.
  • I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Patterns
  • Systems and System Models