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Ocean Shore Zone

Ocean Shore Zone By: Lucas Michels

What Features Make up the Ocean Shore Zone? Beaches, Barrier Islands, Estuaries and Inlets.
What are Beaches? Beaches are shorelines made up of sand.
What are Barrier Islands? Barrier Islands are pieces of land surrounded by water on all sides.
What is the Ocean Shore Zone? The Ocean Shore Zone is the area that there the ocean meets the land.
Who is Lucas' Best Friend? Thomas Smith
How fast can Lucas run a 5K? 10:31.
What is Sediment? Sediment is weathered rock and other materials carried by water and wind.
What is a Estuary? The area where the river meets the ocean.
What are Inlets? The water filled spaces between the Barrier Islands.
Where are Salt Marshes formed? They are formed within Estuaries.
What are Currents? A Current is an ongoing movement of ocean water.
How does Water Move? Water moves in three ways: Tides, Currents, and Waves.
What two Countries are Lucas' Favorite? 1. America 2. Australia
Who is Awesome? Lucas
What are Waves? Waves are the repeated movement of water.
What are Tides? Tides are the regular rise and fall of the ocean.
When does High Tide occur? When the water is at it's highest point.
When Does Low Tide occur? When the Water is at it's lowest point.
How are Tsunamis formed? When there is a Underwater Earthquake, Volcanic Eruption, or a Landslide.
What creates currents? Wind blowing across the top of the Water.
What do the Grasses in the Salt Marsh do? They slow down the Water and they trap Nutrients.
When the Tide changes in a Inlet, What happens? The amount of Water in the Inlet will change.
What is the name for Salt Water and Fresh Water mixed together? The name for it is Brackish Water.
How is Sediment carried? It is carried by Wind and Water.
What do Barrier Islands have? Barrier Islands have sandy Beaches.
What holds Sand Dunes in place? A plant holds Sand Dunes in place.
How are Shorelines Changing? They are changing by Wind and Water.
What affects Beaches, Barrier Islands, Estuaries, and Inlets? The Waves, Currents, Tides, and Storms affect Beaches, Barrier Islands, Estuaries, and Inlets.
Is Lucas a History Buff? Yes.
What are Lucas' Favorite Subjects in School? P.E. and Social Studies.( Sorry, Mrs.Brown!)
Created by: lucasjm1210