What are Tides?

Curriculum support15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Describe how the Moon and the Sun cause tides on Earth.
Understand how the tides are predicted.
How to answer questions on tides and tidal affects.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Have you ever wondered about why the water goes in and out at the seaside and why boats are stranded at low tide? Tides are caused by the gravity of the Moon and the Sun pulling on the Earth. In this class, students will investigate the causes of the tides and why they can be accurately predicted. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is great for anyone curious about tides!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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