Beaches as Dynamic Systems

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Features of a beach in winter would include:

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1. Materials that cover beaches can be made of:

2. Sand is created through the process of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Beaches are considered dynamic because they are highly susceptible to change due to processes like weathering and longshore drift. The worksheet will delve into further detail on the subject, while the interactive quiz will test you on beach features and processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • What features are common on beaches in the winter
  • The types of materials that cover beaches
  • How sand is created
  • Direction that longshore drift moves sand along the U.S. coastlines
  • The order in which waves approach the shore

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how and why beaches consistently change in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as beaches in the winter and beaches in the summer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how sand is formed and how it moves along shorelines via longshore drift

Additional Learning

To learn more about what causes beaches to change, review the corresponding lesson on the dynamic nature of beaches. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what a beach is and how it forms
  • Examines dynamic processes such as weathering, erosion, and longshore drift
  • Discusses the differences of beaches in the winter and the summer
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