Knowing that the moon's gravitational pull is what causes the tides is an important concept for students to know, but understanding what it looks like can be a bit tricky. This craft is designed to help students develop a pictorial representation of this abstract concept.
In the activity, students will cut and paste the necessary pieces to help them understand that the moon's pull causes high tides and the resulting low tides. Students will cut out pieces that represent the ocean waters, the Earth, and the moon. When the craft is put together, a high tide/low tide relationship is shown. There is also a paragraph that can be used to help students explain what is happening.
This set contains two different versions. One set is blackline to allow the students the opportunity to color the pictures. The other set is colored.