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How do These Waves Interact with this Beach?

Use the gif below and labels on the image below to answer the questions that follow.
NGSS Phenomena: A wave from the ocean, labeled B is crashing on sand, labeled C. The air is labeled A and in the background we can see hills with trees on them labeled D.

1. The sand we see here around letter C was most likely made from working to change the .

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rain
sun
animals
plants
waves
ice
rocks

2. The shape of the tall mountains we see around letter D were most likely made from the working to change the .

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rocks
waves
sun
ice
animals
rain
plants

3. Plants found near the letter D are a part of the and will usually the rocks around them.

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atmosphere
build up
biosphere
not change
break down
hydrosphere
geosphere

4. Wind that comes from the letter A is a part of the and will usually the rocks that it moves around.

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atmosphere
build up
biosphere
not change
geosphere
break down
hydrosphere

5. Ice that would form around letter D is a part of the and will usually the rocks it forms around.

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geosphere
biosphere
atmosphere
hydrosphere
break down
build up
not change

6. Fill in labels that best fit the parts of the Earth System we’re observing in this image. A = B = C = D =

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Geosphere
Biosphere
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere

7. Where does the energy come from to make the waves in the water?

8. It’s likely that D made the change into C over how much time?

9. For letter C on the image and based on what you observe in the image, what changes likely led to its formation?

10. Waves are made when wind pushes on water over long distances. Draw a model in the space below to show: 1)Where the energy to make these waves comes from and 2)How that energy changes the rocks on this island.

Color

Width

11. It’s most likely that letter C was right before it changed into what it is in this image.

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solid rock
A part of the atmosphere
Magma
Lava

12. Explain how your model shows: 1)Where the energy to make these waves comes from and 2)How that energy changes the rocks on this island.

13. In this image, we're looking at the beach on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Draw a model in the space below to show: 1)Where the energy comes from to make this island and 2)Where the matter comes from to make this island.

Color

Width

14. Explain how your model shows 1)Where the energy comes from to make this island and 2)Where the matter comes from to make this island.

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