Compression Wave Teacher Resources
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Why S-Waves Only Travel in Solids
Starting with a very clear diagram to demonstrate how a wave actually forms, an informative video will be a great summary about s wave travel. It explains the difference between polar bonds in liquids versus the stronger ionic and covalent waves.
4 mins 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students differentiate the properties of longitudinal and transverse waves. In this physics lesson, students calculate CEENBoT's rate of propagation by measuring its frequency and distance per cycle. They use a mathematical formula to calculate speed, frequency and wavelength.
7th - 8th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
Refraction of Seismic Waves
Mr. Khan uses a metaphor of a car to help explain the change in direction of waves as they hit a boundary between two mediums. He then goes on to explain the relationship between the structure and density of the earth and the behavior of waves after an earthquake.
9 mins 8th - 9th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Slinky Lab- Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves
Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. In this earthquakes waves lesson plan, 6th graders experiment using a slinky to gain understanding of how waves are created during an earthquake. Students record observations in drawings. students research the epicenter of an earthquake.
6th Science 8 Views 112 Downloads
In this waves instructional activity, students read about harmonic and linear motion in waves as well as the two types of waves. They match 5 terms to their definitions about the structure of waves, they solve for the wavelength, frequency and periods of waves and they analyze 3 graphs of waves.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 190 Downloads
Eighth graders plan and conduct experiments of wave relationships. In this wave characteristics lesson, 8th graders conduct controlled investigations to drop objects into water and generate waves. They make measurements and relate the amount of wave energy transfer to wave height and object size.
8th Science 12 Views 47 Downloads
Learners study the energy created by waves. In this water energy lesson, students complete an experiment to learn about water energy. Learners watch a video about waves and write down vocabulary from the video. Students take a quiz for the video and complete a wave creation activity using twine.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Investigation: Waves and Whistles
Wave goodbye to the same old demonstrations for alternative energy sources, and wave hello to this one investigating ocean waves! Using a water bottle to create an oscillating water column, learners see and possibly hear how the mechanical energy can be used to do work.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Light waves and sound waves are the focus of this science lesson designed for 5th graders. Besides discovering how these waves travel, learners also discover the basic properties of waves, and analyze data tables and graphs. The demonstrations described in the lesson are particularly rich, and should lead to lots of scientific discussion.
5th Science 37 Views 69 Downloads
Fifth graders investigate how sound and light travel as waves and identify the basic properties of waves by analyzing data tables and graphs. They observe a transverse wave using a slinky, and analyze a sine wave. They define key vocabulary terms and draw the wave picture and label the parts, including the definitions.
5th Science 13 Views 99 Downloads
The Phenomenon of Sound: Waves
Students explore sound waves. In this sound waves lesson, students brainstorm different sounds and how sounds move or travel. Students then create a KWL chart and work through six different lab activities to examine how sound waves travel through different objects.
K - 5th Science 44 Views 148 Downloads
Roots of the Mariana Arc
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner Earth. Detailed directions, student handouts, and internet resources provide everything you need to present a memorable lesson on seismology.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
In this sound worksheet, high schoolers read about sound waves, how they are graphed, what frequency is and how it's related to pitch and the speed of sound. Students solve 8 sections of problems including matching terms related to sound to their definitions, analyzing a sound graph, finding frequency, periods and wavelength of sound waves and identifying harmonics and their frequencies.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 203 Downloads