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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
ice
waves
sun
animals
rocks
plants

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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rain
plants
ice
sun
animals
waves
rocks

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

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build up
biosphere
not change
break down
hydrosphere
atmosphere
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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break down
not change
hydrosphere
build up
biosphere
geosphere
atmosphere

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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break down
hydrosphere
build up
biosphere
atmosphere
geosphere
not change

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

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

8. Your science teacher says that the ocean is very important to certain parts of the biosphere. Draw a model that shows an example of how this claim could be true. In your model, label the parts of the biosphere in green, and label parts of the hydrosphere in blue.

Color

Width

9. Waves are made when wind pushes on water over long distances. Draw a model in the space below to show an interaction between the hydrosphere and geosphere. Label the spheres and show how water interacts with and changes the land.

Color

Width

10. Explain how your model shows an interaction between spheres on the Earth. Explain how water interacts with and changes the land.

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