Ocean Tides Lesson for Kids


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In most coastal areas on Earth, there are two high tides and two low tides every day. This is called the _____.

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1. Ocean tides are mainly caused by the gravitational pull of _____.

2. High tide at the point on Earth closest to the moon is caused by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet let you test your understanding of the ocean tides. Answer questions about what tides are and what causes them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll see what you know about:

  • Why there are tides
  • What forces create high tides
  • The name for the point in between two high tides

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you remember the most important facts from the lesson, such as what the name of the system of tides is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the point between two high tides is called
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what causes there to be high and low tides

Additional Learning

If you're still curious about this part of the ocean, you can read the lesson called Ocean Tides Lesson for Kids. It will cover things like:

  • Other things that affect tides
  • What causes the tides to move around the Earth
  • The force that really big planets exert on objects around them