How do waves shape the land?

In this lesson we will be looking at the four ways waves erode the coast and the negative impacts this creates for coastal areas.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Waves are formed by...

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Q2.Backwash is the movement of water...

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Q3.The swash direction is determined by...

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Q4.A wave which has a strong swash and a weak backwash is a...

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Q5.Waves that are steep and close together are...

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Waves are formed by...

1/5

Q2.Backwash is the movement of water...

2/5

Q3.The swash direction is determined by...

3/5

Q4.A wave which has a strong swash and a weak backwash is a...

4/5

Q5.Waves that are steep and close together are...

5/5

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How do waves shape the land?

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Q1.How many types of coastal erosion are there?

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Q2.The key term for 'eroded materials in the sea hit into each other, breaking down into smaller pieces' is...

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Q3.The key term for 'waves compress pockets of air in cracks in a cliff, causing the crack to widen, breaking off rock' is...

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Q4.Happisburgh is a small village with a population of approximately...

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Q5.What type of waves cause more erosion?

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How do waves shape the land?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many types of coastal erosion are there?

1/5

Q2.The key term for 'eroded materials in the sea hit into each other, breaking down into smaller pieces' is...

2/5

Q3.The key term for 'waves compress pockets of air in cracks in a cliff, causing the crack to widen, breaking off rock' is...

3/5

Q4.Happisburgh is a small village with a population of approximately...

4/5

Q5.What type of waves cause more erosion?

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Lesson summary: How do waves shape the land?

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