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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this multi-step experiment (page 4 of pdf), learners study tide pools, and then drop a "wave" (a 4-pound bag of beans or birdseed) on a shell to mimic the force of crashing surf on...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Birch Aquarium
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    In this activity, learners observe tide pool animals in a touch tank to consider how they survive. Questions are provided to introduce physical (non-living) and biological factors that put these...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this 7-10 day investigation, learners develop an understanding of waves and tides and their motion through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on activities. Learners demonstrate wave motion in...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, ocean-side activity, learners investigate the distribution of organisms in the upper region of the intertidal zone. Many coastal animals survive long exposures to air, high...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this activity (page 7 of pdf), learners research tide pool ecosystems, and then create brochures that "advertise" these environments. Working in groups or individually, learners study...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners act as the Earth and observe how different angles between the Sun, Earth, and Moon affect the phases of the moon we see each month. Learners work in pairs and make...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes