National Research Council, (1999). National Science Education Standards. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.
Charted here are the science education content standards covered in Chapter 12, Waves and Tides. As a result of activities provided for high school science students in this part of the curriculum, the content of the standard identified below by a check (√) is to be understood or the abilities are to be developed by the student.
CHAPTER 12 NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION CONTENT STANDARDS, GRADES 9-12
Science as Inquiry
Systems, order, and organization
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Structure of atoms
Evidence, models, and explanation
Understandings about scientific inquiry
Structure and properties of matter
Molecular basis of heredity
Change, constancy, and measurement
Evolution and equilibrium
Motions and forces
Interdependence of organisms
Form and function
Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Interactions of energy and matter
Behavior of organisms
Earth and Space Science
Personal & Social Perspectives
History and Nature
Energy in the Earth system
Abilities of technological design
Personal and community health
Science as a human endeavor
Understandings about science and technology
Nature of scientific knowledge
Origin and evolution of the Earth system
Origin and evolution of the universe
Natural and human induced hazards
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Ocean Literacy – Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts
Charted here are the Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts introduced or covered in Chapter 12, Life on an Ocean Planet. Those principles and fundamental concepts checked (√) below should be understood by the student.
For complete text of all the Fundamental Concepts under each Principle, see Section Two of this guide.
Chapter 12 Correlation to Ocean Literacy:
Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts
The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.
The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
The ocean makes Earth habitable
The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected..
The ocean is largely unexplored.
Chapter scope and sequencing
CHAPTER SCOPE AND SEQUENCE FOR PLANNING: WAVES AND TIDES
I. The Nature of Waves
A. Anatomy of a Wave
B. Waves Causes and Characteristics
C. Internal Waves
Laboratory / Activity #1
Waves: A Transmission of Energy Through Matter
II. When Waves Hit the Shore
A. Surf and Breaking Waves
B. Destructive Waves
Laboratory / Activity #2
Tsunamis: A Feared Natural Event
A. A Cause of Tides
B. Tidal Patterns and Currents
C. The Sun, Moon, and Types of Tide
Laboratory / Activity #2
Tides: An Ebb and Flow of Life
What is a wave?
What are three types of progressive waves?
What are the crest, trough, height, wavelength, period, and…