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Science: Tides

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Tides
The rise and fall of ocean water on Earth
How long does the cycle take?
12 Hours and 25 Minutes
-Water rises and falls for 6 hours
Where do high and low tides occur?
-High tides occur on opposite sides of the Earth
-Low tides occur in between the high tides
What causes tides?
Earth, Moon, and Sun
What has a greater gravitational force, the Moon or Sun?
Moon
Spring Tide
-Occurs when the Earth, Sun and Moon are lined up with one another
-Extremely high and low tides
When does a Spring Tide occur?
During a Full and New Moon
Neap Tide
-Less change between high and low tides
-The Moon and Sun are at a right angle to each other
-The gravitational forces of the Moon and Sun are not working together