"Gravity is a major force responsible
for creating tides. Inertia, acts to counterbalance
gravity. It is the tendency of moving objects to continue moving in a
straight line. Together, gravity and inertia are responsible
for the creation of two major tidal bulges on
the Earth (Ross, D.A., 1995)"
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has an education department that is committed to building ocean, costal and climate literacy for children and adults. The website offers simple explanations of complex issues coupled with fun activities. For example, did you now that there are spring tides and Fall tides? Click here to learn more.