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Bellringer: Take out your power point questions from last week . Prepare to answer questions 10 and 11 and copy HW. S6E3d- Explain the causes of waves, currents and tides. Essential Question- How do currents, waves and tides affect climate?.

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    1. Bellringer:Take out your power point questions from last week. Prepare to answer questions 10 and 11 and copy HW. S6E3d- Explain the causes of waves, currents and tides. Essential Question- How do currents, waves and tides affect climate?

    2. HW for the weekYou will have 5 minutes to copy your HW. • Mon/Tue- Answer Chapter Review questions on page 384-385. Answer questions 1-18. This will be checked on Wednesday. • Wed/Thur- Complete the review handout

    3. Bellringer:Take out your definitions. Copy the standard and Essential Question. S6E3d- Explain the causes of waves, currents and tides. Essential Question- How do currents, waves and tides affect climate?

    4. Currents • Currents- movement or circulation of ocean water Surface current- movement of water at or near the surface of the ocean • Example: The Gulf Stream

    5. Currents on the Move

    6. Currents • Example: The Gulf Stream *The direction of the current depends on the direction of the wind From Poles=cold-water currents From Equator=warm-water currents

    7. The Gulf Stream • Current in N. Atlantic that transports warm water (heat) toward the poles

    8. Math Break! ºC º F ºF =( 9 X ºC) + 32 5 Math Break! ºF º C ºC = 5 X (ºF – 32) 9

    9. Copy the following questions: • How does the Coriolis Effect cause currents in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere to turn? Draw this. • What is continental deflection? • What factors cause water density to increase? • Does dense water sink or float? • List an example of a current. • What is El Nino? • What type of damage can El Nino cause? • What is an undertow or rip current? • What is a tsunami? • What are spring and neap tides? • When and how often do these tides occur?

    10. The Coriolis Effect • Moving objects curve (don’t move in a straight path) because of Earth’s rotation (turning)

    11. The Coriolis Effect • Currents in the Northern Hemisphere turn clockwise • Currents in the Southern Hemisphere turn counter clockwise

    12. Coriolis: Down the toilet! • Northern Hemisphere = clockwise • Southern Hemisphere =counter clockwise

    13. Continental Deflections • Surface currents meet continents and deflect (change directions)

    14. Deep Currents • Currents far below the surface • Not controlled by winds or Coriolis Effect • Depends on density of water • Density depends on temperature and salinity Decrease temperature (cold) + increase salinity Increase density= water sinks to the ocean floor = deep current

    15. Deep Current

    16. Deep Current

    17. Surface Currents & Climate • Surface currents affect the climate of the world *warm-water currents or cold-water currents

    18. Surface Currents & Climate • warm-water currents create warm climates in coastal areas (continent borders) East coast= Gulf Stream West Coast= cold-water current

    19. El Nino • Upwelling-Cold water from deep ocean rises and replaces warm surface water • The warm water is blown out to sea by prevailing winds • El Nino is the change in location of warm and cool surface water in the Pacific Ocean • This changes the surface water and weather patterns

    20. El Nino • Change in location of warm and cool surface water in the Pacific Ocean • Cold water from deep ocean rises and replaces warm surface water

    21. El Nino Developing Pacific is calm Continues to grow

    22. El Nino • This changes the weather patterns • Causes disasters such as floods and mudslides or droughts (periods without rainfall)

    23. Waves • Movement ofenergyacross the ocean surface • Caused by wind blowing across the surface

    24. Parts of a Wave • Crest- highest point of wave • Trough- lowest point

    25. Parts of a Wave • Wave length- distance between wave crests or wave troughs • Wave height- vertical distance between the crest and trough

    26. Longshore Currents Longshore currents are responsible for most sediment transport in beach environments. This movement of sand and other sediment both tears down and builds up the coastline. Unfortunately, longshore currents also carry trash and other types of ocean pollution, spreading it along the shore.

    27. Whitecaps are white, foaming waves that break. Swells are rolling waves that move across the ocean.

    28. Tsunamis • Tsunamis- waves that form when a large volume of ocean water is suddenly moved up or down • Caused by: earthquakes, volcano eruptions, landslides or underwater eruptions

    29. Tsunami Damage

    30. Get ready for a mini-lab! • Clear off your desk. You will need a pencil to write with.

    31. Tides • Tides- daily change of the level of the ocean’s surface • Tides are influenced by the sun and the moon

    32. Gravitational Pull • Tides- daily change of the level of the ocean’s surface

    33. High Tide&Low Tide • The moon revolves (circles) around the Earth • The moon’s pull is strongest on the part of Earth directly facing the moon • The ocean bulges toward the moon • Water at the opposite side bulges Bulges= high tides • Water is drawn away between high tides= low tides

    34. High Tide&Low Tide

    35. Timing Tides • Tides occur at different spots on Earth • The moon revolves around the Earth more slowly than Earth rotates

    36. It takes 24 hours and 50 minutes for a spot Earth that is facing the moon to rotate and face the moon again

    37. Spring Tides & Neap Tides • Spring tides- tides with the greatest difference between ocean levels at high tide and low tide • Every 14 days (sun, Earth and moon all aligned) • 1st time – moon between the sun and Earth • 2nd time – Earth between the sun and moon

    38. Neap Tides • Neap tides- tides with least difference between ocean levels at high and low tides • Occur halfway between spring tides • (sun, Earth, and moon form a 90° angle) • Gravitational pull of the sun and moon work against each other

    39. Paw Point Review!! • Use your notes to answer the Paw Point questions. • How does the Coriolis Effect cause currents in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere to turn? Draw this on the board. • What is continental deflection? • What factors cause water density to increase? • Does dense water sink or float? • List an example of a current.

    40. Paw Point Review!! • Use your notes to answer the Paw Point questions. • What is El Nino? • What type of damage can El Nino cause? • What is an undertow or rip current? • What is a tsunami? • What are spring and neap tides? • When and how often do these tides occur?

    41. Magic School Bus Goes to Mussel Beach

    42. Magic School Bus Goes to Mussel Beach • The ______ is the regular rise and fall of the water in the ocean. • When it’s _____ tide the water goes up. When it’s low tide the water goes ______. • The ocean’s water rises and falls ____ times a day. • List the three zones of the shoreline? • Which benthic animal wanted to eat the mussels in the low zone? • The high zone was less crowded but it was also too ______ too _____ and too ______.

    43. The tide also brings _____ to hungry animals in all zones. • Discuss two things you learned today. • 1. • 2.