In this unit students will learn the different properties of water and how they are affected in different locations surrounding our area (i.e. oceans, rivers, estuaries, etc.). Students will also discover waves and their anatomy. Waves in the ocean affect more than just the ocean they are in. Students will begin to learn how waves create erosion and deposition. They will also gain an understanding on how they shape our coastlines, whether they are having a positive or negative affect, and what we can do to slow harmful coastal erosion.