How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides


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These are unusually weak ocean tides at first or third quarter moon:

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1. These are low tides that are very low and high tides that are very high at full and new moon:

2. Spring tides occur because of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several types and effects of tides, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them. Some of the terms you'll be assessed on include spring tides.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the effects and characteristics of:

  • Weak ocean tides
  • Spring tides
  • Gravity between two points

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as spring tides
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between the characteristics of different types of tides
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gravity

Additional Learning

To learn more about tidal influences, review the accompanying lesson How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define tidal force
  • Define tides
  • Understand how the moon affects tides
  • Understand how the sun influences tides