Understand how the tides work and how long they last, and build a model to find out their period!
Duration: 1 hour
Type of activity: writing, modelization
Materials required: map of the area related to tide times, paper, thin cardboard, come clear plastic, scissors, paper fastener
This activity consists of three exercises. Participants will learn to use the tide tables, understand the role of the Moon in regulating the tides, learn about the duration of the tides and model the tidal system. They will also discover the different types of tides (spring/neap) depending on the time period in the month.
The first exercise focuses on the tides, the second and third one on the tidal system and the last is about the spring and neap tides.