Tidal Friction: Effects on Earth & the Moon

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This is a kind of rotation where it takes exactly as long for the moon to rotate on its axis as it takes for it to make one orbit around the Earth:

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1. Tidal friction causes:

2. The effect of a tidal wave slowing down the rotation of Earth is called (a/the):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the effects of tidal friction on the Earth and the moon. Topics you'll be assessed on include knowing the name for the kind of rotation where it takes exactly as long for the moon to rotate on its axis as it takes for it to make one orbit around the Earth as well as the relationship between tidal bulges on the Earth and their effect on the moon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Effects of tidal friction
  • The tidal wave effect slowing down the rotation of Earth
  • Tidal bulges on Earth and their effect on the moon

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the effects of tidal friction on the Earth and moon
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tidal bulges and their effect on the moon
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tidal friction and bulges as well as the rotation of the Earth

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Earth and its moon, review the accompanying lesson titled Tidal Friction: Effects on Earth & the Moon. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the increase in day length per century
  • Describe what tides and tidal forces are
  • Determine how tidal bulges caused by the moon result in tidal friction
  • Explain how the Earth's pull on the moon caused its synchronous rotation
  • Understand the effect the tidal bulges of Earth has on the moon
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