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Sandy Beaches

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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waves
rocks
animals
rain
plants
sun
ice

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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sun
ice
waves
rocks
plants
rain
animals

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

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break down
hydrosphere
build up
geosphere
biosphere
not change
atmosphere

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

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
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
Biosphere

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

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

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Lava
Magma
A part of the atmosphere
solid rock

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

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

11. 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

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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