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Tides Workshop

Name : Tides Workshop

Description :

The Tides Workshop is a self-contained Keystage 4 and 5 workshop, where students can use an interactive simulator to investigate how the orbital relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon drives huge movements or flows within the Earth's oceans; otherwise known as the tides. During the workshop, students can make their own measurements, and use the results to identify periodic changes in the tidal action. The workshop combines elements of ITC, Physics and Maths into an informative hour of discovery.

Age Range : 14 - 19 years

Workshop Time : 1 hour

Screenshot of Tides Simulator


Before starting the workshop, you will first need to download the introductory PowerPoint presentation :

Introductory Presentation : MS PowerPoint

Tides Simulator :

You can access the NSO's Tides Simulator at the following web link:

Start the Tides Simulator


Please note that over the weekend of the 26-29th May 2017 we will be switching over to our brand new website - during this time there may be periods where the site is difficult to access, it will not be possible to register with the website, and users will be unable to request observations from the telescope. Please bear with us during this time. All should be back up and running by the 30th May 2017.