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EARTH SCIENCE

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Earth Science Lessons

OCEANS AND SHORELINES
UNIT XIV

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OBJECTIVES

A. Draw a diagram of a transverse wave and explain its major features
B. Define frequency and explain the relationship between frequency and wavelength
C. Explain how velocity of a wave relates to the temperature and the medium through which
     it travels.
D. Define reflection, refraction, and diffraction of waves
E. Describe surf and how its formation relates to wave height and topography
F. Define a beach, formation, physical characteristics,
G. Define and describe currents, their cause and distribution.
H. Relate the effects of various currents to coastal and ocean bottom topography
I. Explain coastal features based on effects of waves, tides, and currents
J. Discuss man's influence of coastlines

LESSONS

   
   
   
   
   
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