Currents, Waves, And Tides

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Test over currents, waves, and tides aimed at sixth grade earth science students.

  
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1.  The wind blows on the water, passing it's energy to the water. As this energy passes through the water, in what way do the water molecules move?
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2.  ______________ water rises and ________________ water sinks
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3.  What type of ocean motion is influenced by the moon and the sun?
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4.  The highest point of a wave is:
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5.  When the wind blows across a body of water (like the ocean), ________________ between the water and air causes the water to move.
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6.  The lowest point of a wave is the:
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7.  This occurs when circulation in the ocean brings deep, cold water to the ocean surface:
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8.  What causes the currents to curve instead of moving in straight lines?
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9.  The sun's rays are strongest at the____________ and weakest at the _______________:Hint: the stronger the rays, the hotter it gets!!!
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10.  When the sun, moon, and earth are all aligned (in a straight line), you have a
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11.  Density currents are caused by:
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12.  Surface currents are caused by
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13.  The size of a wave is NOT affected by the:
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14.  What is the main cause of the gulf steam?
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15.  The amount of salt in a given amount of water is:
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