Transverse Wave Teacher Resources
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Let's Do the Wave!
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.
11th - 12th Science
Physics : What is Sound Part 1
In this first of two parts, Mr. Noon walks around his physics class demonstrating how sound waves move. Ironically, the sound is off from the visual in this video! Use this illustrative video to learn about different demonstrations you can do to teach your physics stars.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science
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
Light is such a fascinating subject. This lesson does a great job of illuminating the mysteries of light for your young scientists. A series of demonstrations which are explained in the plan should help your charges to understand how light travels in waves, how white light is a combination of all colors, and how different materials are opaque, translucent, or transparent to light.
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.
The Wave Exercise
During a instructional activity 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
How Loud is Too Loud?
Students explore volume and hearing loss. In this hearing loss instructional activity, 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
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
The Phenomenon of Sound: Waves
Learners explore sound waves. In this sound waves lesson, students brainstorm different sounds and how sounds move or travel. Learners then create a KWL chart and work through six different lab activities to examine how sound waves travel through different objects.
K - 5th Science
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Reflections of Light
Why can we see our reflection in a window but not a brick wall? Young physicists learn the Law of Reflection and various light properties that help them answer this and other questions about reflection. Use the PowerPoint to introduce these concepts, but be sure to go more in-depth if this is your only explanation.
9th - 12th Science
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