Ch 30: GED Science - Oceanography: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Oceanography chapter of this GED Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about oceanography. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the oceanography theories and principles required in a typical GED science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other GED science work.
  • Identify the oceanography concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our GED science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn oceanography and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding ocean formation theories, sea level changes, tides or any other oceanography topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their oceanography unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in GED science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning oceanography simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live GED science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn oceanography on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the scope of the field of oceanography.
  • Examine theories for how the oceans formed.
  • Explain the causes and effects of changes in sea level.
  • Describe the causes and effects of tides.

10 Lessons in Chapter 30: GED Science - Oceanography: Tutoring Solution
The Scientific Field of Oceanography

1. The Scientific Field of Oceanography

If studying oceans and their organisms sounds exciting to you, then you should consider a career in oceanography. Learn why this exciting field is so important to understanding other aspects of Earth, like the land and atmosphere, in this lesson.

Theories About How Oceans Were Formed

2. Theories About How Oceans Were Formed

Today, more than 2/3 of Earth is covered with water, mostly in our oceans. But Earth itself is much older than our oceans. In this lesson you'll explore theories on how our oceans formed, as well as why liquid water remains on Earth even after all this time.

Changes in Sea Level: Causes & the Effect on the Environment

3. Changes in Sea Level: Causes & the Effect on the Environment

Sea level rise is a natural process, but recent trends are concerning because it is increasing at an alarming rate. In this lesson, you'll learn what causes changes in sea level and what effect rising sea level has on humans and the environment.

What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects

4. What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects

Tides rise and fall under the influence of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. Learn about different tides, why they are predictable and their effects on coastal regions of the world.

Pelagic Zone: Definition & Facts

5. Pelagic Zone: Definition & Facts

As with almost all systems on Earth, the ocean is vast and complicated. To make studying the ocean easier, scientists divide it into zones. This lesson dives into the pelagic zone, defining it and discussing some key facts related to this zone.

Indian Ocean: Location, Facts & History

6. Indian Ocean: Location, Facts & History

Explore Earth's third largest ocean, the Indian Ocean, in this lesson. Learn basic facts about this ocean's location, complex circulation patterns, and historical importance. When you are through, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Oceans: Facts & Information

7. Oceans: Facts & Information

Over fifty percent of the world's population lives near a coastline. The oceans of the world affect our everyday lives, from recreation to resources, to climate. Learn some fun facts about this unique feature of our planet!

Seafloor Spreading: Theory & Definition

8. Seafloor Spreading: Theory & Definition

Seafloor spreading is a part of plate tectonics. Its discovery provided a mechanism for continental drift that Alfred Wegener could not explain. In this lesson, you will learn about this important geologic process.

Waves: Types & Definition

9. Waves: Types & Definition

Examine the different types of waves and what parts of our daily lives are affected by waves, from the ocean to the microwave to sound. Explore how waves are measured and classified.

What is Oceanography? - Definition, History & Facts

10. What is Oceanography? - Definition, History & Facts

While over 70% of the earth is covered by the oceans, much of it remains a mystery. Its immense size and depth entice scientists to uncover these mysteries. In this lesson, you'll learn about oceanography, the field that studies the world's oceans.

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