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Tenth graders explore the structure and content of galaxies. Through discussion, lab, and hands-on activities, they discover the general structure of the three types of galaxies as well as the effect they have on the structure and function of the universe. Two lessons are included.
Students explore the concept of sound waves. For this sound waves lesson, students identify characteristics of sound waves such as wavelength, frequency, etc. Students represent doppler effect, reflection, interference, etc. graphically. Students use the velocity formula to find the velocity, wavelength, or frequency of a sound wave.
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an abundance of learning to experience within the 24 pages of this resource!
This physics resource provides questions as well as information about sound, including frequency, oscillation, the Doppler shift, and more. There are 5 short answer questions that are mostly based on frequency. After the questions, there are 5 pages of information with examples. These pages could be used as notes or reference pages. Answers and explanations are included.
This video concerning the Doppler effect lasts only about 10 seconds. It begins with the question, "Can you hear the change in pitch?" and records from one spot, the sound of a car coming closer, closer, closer, and then passing by. This is the classic example of the change of wave frequency. You can embed this little video clip into a presentation on the Doppler shift as a nice way to show what happens out on the highway.
High schoolers investigate the history of astronomy and how the study of constellations has evolved since the dawn of ancient civilization. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The teacher uses demonstrations to model how the sky looked in ancient and modern times.