WONDER #1155: What Causes a Rip Current?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. what rip currents are and how they form.
  2. how to plan for a day at the beach.
  3. the many types of currents that occur in the ocean.
  4. ways to stay safe by swimming in a lake or pool.

Question 2 of 3

A rip current can move up to ________ feet per second.

  1. five
  2. fifteen
  3. ten
  4. eight

Question 3 of 3

When caught in a rip current, the best way to escape is to swim in what direction?

  1. towards the shore
  2. away from the shore
  3. parallel to the shore
  4. north

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