Friday, August 21, 2015


"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.