Ch 17: Oceans: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Oceans chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about oceans. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the definitions, concepts and processes involving oceans required in a typical earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
  • Identify the oceans 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 earth science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about oceans and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding active and passive continental margins, ocean circulation, longshore transport or any other oceans 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 oceans unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about oceans simple and fun.
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  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about oceans 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

  • Differentiate between active and passive continental margins.
  • Discuss the major features and types of ocean basins.
  • Explain how oceanic ridge systems are formed.
  • Describe the properties of ocean water.
  • Look at different types of marine organisms.
  • Describe the patterns of ocean circulation and discuss their effects on climate.
  • List the characteristics of shorelines and beaches.
  • Learn about wave features and describe their effects on erosion.
  • Discuss the contributing factors of longshore transport.
  • Understand the causes and effects of tides.

15 Lessons in Chapter 17: Oceans: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Active & Passive Continental Margins

1. Active & Passive Continental Margins

Continental margins are areas that separate the continental crust and oceanic crust. Discover the differences between the tectonically active continental margins and the relatively quiet passive continental margins.

Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types

2. Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types

Ocean basins are those areas found under the sea. They can be relatively inactive areas where deposits of sediment slowly collect or active areas where tectonic plates meet. Learn how ocean basins form and about features such as oceanic ridges and trenches.

Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution

3. Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution

The oceanic ridge system is a continuous underwater mountain range with parts found in every ocean of the world. The ridge system is created when magma rising between diverging plates of the lithosphere cools and forms a new layer of crust.

Properties of Ocean Water

4. Properties of Ocean Water

Ocean waters are salty and contain minerals and dissolved gases. They also have a high heat capacity and vary in density depending on temperature and salinity. Learn more about the unique chemical and physical properties of ocean water.

Types of Marine Organisms

5. Types of Marine Organisms

Many marine organisms thrive under the surface of the ocean. Learn about the biodiversity of the oceans, from the microscopic plankton to the enormous whales, and how these organisms adapt to their oceanic environment.

Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

6. Ocean Circulation: Patterns & Effect on Climate

The ocean waters are always in motion and as they travel around the globe they carry and distribute heat, which affects the global climate. Learn about the ocean circulation patterns and how they impact the climate.

Characteristics of Shorelines & Beaches

7. Characteristics of Shorelines & Beaches

Shorelines and beaches are constantly changing due to forces, such as waves, winds and currents. Learn about characteristics of shorelines, including headlands, bays, beach berms, sand dunes, spits, tombolos, barrier islands and lagoons.

Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion

8. Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion

There are different types of ocean waves, including wind waves, tsunamis and tidal waves. Learn the features of waves and how their erosive effect creates the unique features found on the shoreline.

Contributing Factors of Longshore Transport: Beach Drift & Longshore Current

9. Contributing Factors of Longshore Transport: Beach Drift & Longshore Current

The longshore transport is the process responsible for the movement of sand and sediment along the coastline. Sand and other particles are transported with the help of the longshore current and beach drift. Learn how these factors shape shorelines.

What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects

10. 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.

Abyssal Zone: Definition & Examples

11. Abyssal Zone: Definition & Examples

This lesson is about the abyssal zone, a deep layer near the bottom of the ocean. In this lesson we will cover what the abyssal zone is, and examples of different ecosystems in the abyssal zone.

Deep Ocean Trench: Definition & Examples

12. Deep Ocean Trench: Definition & Examples

Ocean trenches are pretty impressive geological features - so it's too bad we can't easily see them. But here you will learn what they are, how they are formed, and what makes them so impressive.

Gills: Definition & Anatomy

13. Gills: Definition & Anatomy

Why can animals like fish and crabs breathe underwater but you can't? Aquatic organisms have a special organ called gills, which allows them to breathe oxygen in the water. Some gills are even adapted to allow animals to breathe on land!

Ocean Plants: Types & Facts

14. Ocean Plants: Types & Facts

We often think of plants as terrestrial organisms that grow in soil and have leaves and flowers. However, plants can also live in ocean waters. Which are you familiar with? Read on to learn more about ocean plants.

Carcinology: Definition & History

15. Carcinology: Definition & History

Carcinology is the study of hard shelled aquatic creatures like shrimp, crabs, and crayfish. In this lesson, learn more about what carcinologists do, and what we can learn from these amazing creatures!

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