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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.
Students discover the properties of waves in Chemistry and Physics. In groups, they develop and build their own device to demonstrate transverse waves. They complete their tests, record the results and discuss the conclusions with the class.
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine sound waves and then create their own waves. They describe both types of waves and use websites to investigate how sound can be altered. This 14-page plan is chock full of fantastic in-class activities, worksheets, websites, streamed video, and a final test for understanding. Fantastic plan!
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.
Middle schoolers explain the sun's energy is transferred to Earth by electromagnetic waves. They explain that there are eight main types of electromagnetic waves, classified on the electromagnetic spectrum according to their wavelengths.
Students identify the different parts of a wave. In this physics instructional activity, students explain how animals communicate using sound waves. They discuss the effect of Navy's sonar on dolphins and whales.
Light is such a fascinating subject. This lesson plan 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. Very good!
Young scholars study electromagnetic waves and how they are classified. In this energy lesson students complete a tutorial on the computer on the different spectrum's and discuss what they learned.
Learners read and discuss waves and their wavelengths and amplitudes. In this waves lesson plan, students draw the wavelength and amplitude of a wave and discuss tsunamis and storms.
Students examine the basic concepts of radio waves and magnetic fields. They study how the AM radios are built and demonstrate the concepts of amplitude and frequency.
Learners determine that waves carry energy and information from one place to another. They determine that wavelength, frequency and wave speed are related and describe that sound is a longitudinal wave whose speed depends on the properties of the medium in which it propagates.
Learners explore hearing loss caused by sound waves. In this physical science lesson plan, students will start by learning about waves and wave characteristics and move into sound waves. Learners will study how sound effects their hearing and loss of hearing.
Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. In this earthquakes waves instructional activity, 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. Students write reflections.
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.
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. Making these alterations will leave you with a very colorful and impactful lesson on the electromagnetic spectrum, reflection, refraction, color, uses of light, and more!
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.
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. In this tectonics lesson plan students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds.
A colorful and comprehensive PowerPoint highlights this lesson on waves. Junior geophysicists pretend that they are hired to analyze seismic waves. A worksheet is provided to go along with an online article about how compact discs work using light waves. This comprehensive lesson includes everything you need to present a well-rounded lesson on waves. Use it for either a geology or physics class.
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.
Sixth graders are introduced to waves through a concept map scavenger hunt.