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Interactions of Waves
Ninth graders observe the behavior of circular and straight waves as they reflect off a solid boundary. In this physical science lesson plan, 9th graders create a poster showing wave behavior with correct labels. They make at least three generalization about wave reflection.
9th Science 7 Views 53 Downloads
Wave Superposition: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
Students study definitions of wavelength, wave speed, wave amplitude, and wave period using an interactive JAVA environment. Distance and time are given so speed=wavelength/period can be verified or deduced by students. Waves reflection and standing waves can also be explored.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
Hold Off on the Headphones
Students 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.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Work of Waves and Wind
This is not revolutionary, but it is informative. Earth science viewers in grades 7-12 get carried away with wave and wind erosion. They view diagrams of how waves impact ocean shorelines. They see examples of the different types of sand dunes and how they are formed.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 52 Downloads
Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. In this tectonics lesson students differentiate between the types of energy waves that cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how waves travel at different speeds.
10th - 12th Science 15 Views 37 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 18 Views 45 Downloads
Students learn about longitudinal and transverse waves. In this waves lesson plan, students learn the characteristics of longitudinal and transverse waves by observing demonstrations. They then categories each wave as longitudinal or transverse by observing each wave's behavior.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Does that Sound Right to You?
Ninth graders are introduced to the components of compressional and transverse. They practice answering speed problems involving different mediums that waves travel trhough and then review the wave PowerPoint. They then visit physics webpage and read and take the online quiz.
9th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
HW Unit 10:2-Harmonic Motion
In this harmonic motion worksheet, high schoolers answer 9 questions about pendulums, a slinky and characteristics of harmonic motion. They identify the changes in waves as the amplitude gets bigger and interpret a graph of position vs. time.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
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 4 Views 40 Downloads
Waves: the Nature of Waves
Each of the slides has some information or a few definitions about the travel of energy through different media. There are references given to obtain further information, which makes this slideshow a great tool for introduction or as a research aid for a project.
8th - 9th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
A Whole Lotta Shakin'
Students read first hand accounts of earthquake survivors in order to begin the describe the different types of earthquake waves and the order in which they arrive. They engage in using earthquake waves as a means to indirectly study the Earth's interior.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
Fifth graders sit in their seats with the lights on and then the teacher turns off the lights. After their eyes have adjusted, they vote on what colors of construction paper are being held up. The lights are then turned back on and students discuss what their eyes perceived.
5th Science 4 Views 48 Downloads