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How We Know About the Earth's Core
The big question is, how do we know about the composition of the earth's core? Sal explains that at 105 degrees from the source point of an earthquake the phenomena of p wave shadow zone leads us to conclude that the waves are traveling through different densities and types of material.
6 mins 8th - 11th Science 10 Views 9 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 43 Views 36 Downloads
Eighth graders plan and conduct experiments of wave relationships. In this wave characteristics lesson, 8th graders conduct controlled investigations to drop objects into water and generate waves. They make measurements and relate the amount of wave energy transfer to wave height and object size.
8th Science 12 Views 47 Downloads
Wave Theory: Making Sense Out of Sound
Twelfth graders stretch and shake a helical coiled spring rapidly with an up and down motion in order to generate wave pulses. They observe the patterns of movement produced in the spring. They read text and watch a video "The Nature of Waves.
12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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
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 5 Views 56 Downloads
Differential Thermal Calorimetry
Students access prior knowledge of infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, x-rays and cosmic waves. In this electromagnetic waves lesson, students hold a mock trial electromagnetic spectrum. Students present characteristics of the various wave types and their position in the spectrum and debate over whether government should control them.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
From Vibration to Sound
Students observe a series of demonstrations to illustrate wave movement. In this sound wave lesson, students witness how objects create waves when dropped in a dish of water, use a rope and slinky to produce transverse and longitudinal waves, then diagram a wave.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 41 Downloads
What Are Waves?
In this types of waves worksheet, students will read 9 types of waves and classify them as either mechanical, electromagnetic, transverse, or compressional waves. Then students will label two wave diagrams with the 8 kinds of waves represented in the diagram.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 34 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
WAVES AND PHOTONS
Students examine the many types of electromagnetic waves, the concept of an EM wave, how James Clerk Maxwell proposed a slight modification of the equations of electricity, Heinrich Hertz and his radio-frequency, wavelengths, and light emission.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 47 Downloads