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Ch 32: Physical Science - Coastal Hazards: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Coastal Hazards chapter of this High School Physical Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master weather-related hazards along the coastlines. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of coastal hazards.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school physical science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school physical science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the development of hurricanes and tsunamis or methods of stabilization
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about coastal hazards
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Coastal Hazards chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Coastal Hazards chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any coastal hazards question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a coastal hazards unit of a standard high school physical science course. Topics covered include:

  • Definition and formation of a hurricane
  • Causes and effects of a tsunami
  • Effects of coastal erosion and deposition on shorelines
  • Use of hard stabilization to protect shorelines
  • Alternatives to hard stabilization

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: Physical Science - Coastal Hazards: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is a Hurricane? - Definition and Formation

1. What Is a Hurricane? - Definition and Formation

Hurricanes are powerful storms with sustained winds over 74 miles per hour. They form over warm ocean waters. Learn facts about hurricanes, including how they form, why they rotate and how they get stronger.

Hurricanes: Categories and Effects

2. Hurricanes: Categories and Effects

Hurricanes are strong storms with sustained winds of more than 74 mph. There are 5 categories based on wind speed, with a Category 1 hurricane creating the least damage and a Category 5 creating the most. Learn about hurricanes and their destruction.

The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami

3. The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami

A tsunami is a powerful series of waves that result due to an abrupt disturbance, such as an earthquake. Learn how tsunamis form and grow and discover the devastating effects they can have on people and the environment.

The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

4. The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the pounding of waves that erode coastal structures. Learn about shoreline features that are formed through coastal erosion, such as wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea arches and sea stacks.

The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features

5. The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the depositing of sand and sediment, which is a process known as deposition. Learn about shoreline features that are created by deposition, such as spits, baymouth bars, tombolos and barrier islands.

Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines

6. Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines

Shorelines erode under the force of waves. This changes beaches and can result in property damage. Learn about hard stabilization structures, such as groins, breakwaters and sea walls and how they are used to protect against erosion.

Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation

7. Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation

Coastal areas are subject to erosion from waves and wind. Hard stabilization slows erosion but disturbs the aesthetic beauty of the shore and alters the natural ecosystem. Learn here about alternatives, including beach nourishment and relocation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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