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Ocean Waves and Beach Erosion. Alessandra, Haley, Louis, Joe and Brandon . The Wave. A wave long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore. There are six parts of a wave.

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ocean waves and beach erosion

Ocean Waves and Beach Erosion

Alessandra, Haley, Louis, Joe and Brandon

the wave
The Wave
  • A wave long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore.
  • There are six parts of a wave.
  • The six parts are the wave crest, wave trough, orbital path of water molecules, wave height, still water level, wavelength.
ocean waves
Ocean Waves
  • Waves that strike the shore at an angle help move sand along the shoreline, forming sandy beaches.
  • Waves erosion forms jagged, steep cliffs.
  • Waves constantly break against the shore creating rocky formation.
beach erosion
Beach Erosion
  • Beach erosion is the erosion of beaches.
  • This is the removal of beach and the wearing away of land because of waves.
  • Beaches are temporary features.
questions
QUESTIONS!!
  • What are the six parts of a wave?
  • What is a wave?
  • What wears away land?
  • What are temporary features?
answers
Answers
  • #1 wave crest, wave trough, orbital path of water molecules, wave height, still water level, wavelength
  • #2 A long body of water curling into an arched form
  • #3 An ocean wave
  • #4 A wave
sources
Sources
  • http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/weathering-and-erosion.htm
  • Scott Foresman Science. Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman, 2000. Print.
  • http://www.google.com/