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Optional Homework: What is this? Optional Homework (OH) is optional! The purpose of these assignments is to push students to explore the world around them as well as taking a closer look at their own experiences within this world. Some Units will have Optional Homework. This is completely independent work to provide enrichment for students. Students are expected to turn in the entire assignment for credit, partial credit will not be given.
How to earn credit - Find an event either current, or historical, that has to do with Lunar Phases, Eclipses or Solstices. Write a short one page summary of the event. Explain how the event(s) occur (what you learned in class) and any other scientific explanation that you need in order to have a complete summary. Include resources used - APA or MLA format is acceptable.
4.1 CYCLICAL PATTERNS
The student will learn how cyclical patterns of the Sun, Earth and Moon cause effects such as seasons, day length and ocean tides.
Tide Notes Comprehension Questions-Answer the following questions in your notebook after reading either article 1 or article 2 above. The green article is shorter but more difficult in reading level, you may pick either one.
Questions to answer:
1. What are the causes of tides of the ocean?
2. Which tide is larger a spring tide or a neap tide? Include evidence from the reading to support your answer.
3. What is the tidal range? (Hint: you may have to read over both articles)
4. Explain why not all places experience the same number and types of tides each day.
The student will learn by exploring the role of oceans and the Sun in weather systems. Students identify the relationships between global and local weather patterns and recognize that the Sun provides the energy which drives convection currents that yield wind and ocean currents.