flash animation

Tides in the Future

The student is told that because of tidal interactions between the moon and the Earth, the Earth's rotational period is slowing and the moon's orbit is growing larger. The student is then asked to determine how frequency and strength of tides will have changed in the future because of this interaction.

keywords: tide, moon, Earth, rotation, orbit

swf file: ca_lunarcycles_futuretides.swf