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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 were most likely made from working to change the .

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sun
rocks
ice
animals
plants
rain
waves

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

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ice
waves
rain
rocks
plants
animals
sun

3. Plants are a part of the and will usually the rocks around them.

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biosphere
hydrosphere
build up
atmosphere
not change
break down
geosphere

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

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break down
hydrosphere
biosphere
geosphere
build up
not change
atmosphere

5. Ice is a part of the and will usually the rocks it forms around.

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build up
geosphere
atmosphere
biosphere
break down
not change
hydrosphere

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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Biosphere
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Geosphere

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
solid rock
A part of the atmosphere
Magma

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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