Transverse Wave Teacher Resources
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Waves: Sound and Light
A few definitions related to waves open this slide show. Note that the information only covers light waves even though the title mentions sound. Correct the title before using this resource. Another mention is a set of photos of a class project, which you can delete.
7th - 12th Science 27 Views 26 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 14 Views 99 Downloads
Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You will need to have some Slinky® spring toys on hand to demonstrate P and S waves, and a way to project the accompanying maps.
6th - 7th Science 50 Views 40 Downloads
Slinky Lab- Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves
Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. In this earthquakes waves lesson, 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 10 Views 113 Downloads
The Wave Exercise
During a lesson on wave motion, physical science participants basically act out the waves as a group. Through their movements, the amplitude, speed, frequency, and wavelength are all identified. Ideas for modeling the reflection and seismic waves are also suggested.
6th - 9th Science 19 Views 47 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 49 Views 151 Downloads
Applied Science - Physics (5A) Pre Lab
Fifth graders look at different types of waves. In this wave lesson, 5th graders find the difference and similarities of electromagnetic and physical waves. They review the components of waves such as crest, trough, wavelength, and wave height.
5th Science 3 Views 15 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
How Loud is Too Loud?
Students explore volume and hearing loss. For this hearing loss lesson, students participate in a WebQuest. During the WebQuest, students explore volume, pitch, and amplitude of sound waves. Students have differentiated activities for assessment.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 58 Downloads
The scientific explanation of seismic waves is detailed in the introduction. A fictional scenario is also provided for your class to discuss. Pictures and handouts that are meant to be included, however, they are not accessible. Nevertheless, there is plenty of material left to craft a terrific resource on structural hazards, including instructions for building a shake table and activities that can be done with it.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Characteristics of Waves
In this characteristics of waves instructional activity, learners answer 9 questions about the structure of waves, the types of waves and the components of waves. They describe the frequency of a wave and calculate the velocity and frequency of waves.
7th - 10th Science 25 Views 110 Downloads
Electromagnetic Waves and Wireless Communication
Students investigate the use of electromagnetic waves as it relates to wireless communications. In this physics instructional activity, students investigate the development of wireless communication and how it is used.
10th - 12th Science 13 Views 55 Downloads