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Students demonstrate the properties of transverse waves. Following these hands-on experiments, students analyze online animations in groups of two to three in order to better explain what transverse waves are and how they function.
Students participate in four classroom experiments demonstrating the properties of transverse waves.
For this waves worksheet, students review the two types of waves and the characteristics of transverse waves. Students use this information to solve 4 problems.
This wave and electromagnetism assignment is so thorough, it could be used as a unit exam. The first section of it covers wave concepts. The next section addresses static electricity. There is a section that deals with electric circuits. Finally, the worksheet finishes off with magnetism, specifically electromagnetic induction. Though many of the questions require problem solving and computation, the answers are presented as multiple choice. Neat diagrams are included in many of the questions.
Pair physical science learners up, and have one describe a transverse wave while the other blindly attempts to draw it. Then reveal an actual diagram and explain the different parts of the wave: crest, trough, wavelength. Though most of the links in the resource lead to nowhere, there is one that displays an adjustable wave simulation for learners to experiment with. This unique activity can serve as the anticipatory activity to your unit on wave motioin.
Students distinguish waves from matter, differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves, use sine curves as representations of transverse waves, label characteristic properties of waves, diagram transverse waves having specific properties, and explain relationships among various wave properties. Students then solve problems involving measurable properties of waves, and gather, evaluate and interpret lab data related to wave properties.
In this physics 240 worksheet, students apply concepts of wave speed of a transverse wave to correctly answer the word problems. Students calculate the speed of a transverse wave.
In this waves worksheet, learners compare the characteristics of transverse and longitudinal waves and then solve 5 problems.
In this waves learning exercise, 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.
In this waves worksheet, high schoolers read about the different types of waves and how the speed of waves is calculated. Then students complete 5 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 9 short answer questions.
It is not a unique or exciting lesson, but rather the typical demonstrations of transverse and longitudinal waves. Use a rope for modeling transverse waves, and a plastic coil or spring toy for longitudinal waves. 
Pupils observe and identify various waves. In this wave motion lesson, student use a Slinky, noise, people, and musical instruments to create waves and observe how each type of wave moves.
Learners formulate hypotheses on wave behavior and test them. In this physics lesson plan, students compare and contrast transverse and compression waves. They determine the wavelength of transverse waves.
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.
In this wave worksheet, students use Slinky's to observe the properties of waves. They observe longitudinal waves, transverse waves, traveling waves and standing waves and record their observations. They calculate the frequency and velocity of the waves and answer 3 questions about their data.
Wave properties are fully explained in this easy to follow highly comprehensive video. Matt describes the differences and provides concrete examples of a pules, periodic wave, transverse wave, and longitudinal waves.
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. Longitudinal and transverse waves are both demonstrated for pupils.
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.
Oscillation is the topic of this exam. Physics learners show what they know about the speed of transverse waves, frequency of wavelengths, pendulum and spring motion. Plenty of space is allowed for test takers to display their work. 
Use a video on seismic waves to explain the differences between s and p waves, as well as the details that they provide about the composition of the rock.

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