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Students use an electronic data-collection device to model the sound produced by a guitar string. They identify the graph of a periodic situation and use the graph to determine the period and frequency of sound waves.
In this waves worksheet, students review the characteristics of harmonic waves including amplitude, cycle, phases, and friction. This worksheet has 37 problems to solve.
In this harmonic waves learning exercise, students review the characteristics of harmonic waves and use this information to complete 5 problems.
In this harmonic waves activity, students review the characteristics of harmonic traveling waves by solving 5 different problems.
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.
Ninth graders observe the behavior of circular and straight waves as they reflect off a solid boundary. In this physical science lesson, 9th graders create a poster showing wave behavior with correct labels. They make at least three generalization about wave reflection.
Learners identify the different factors affecting the size and shape of ocean waves. In this math lesson, students calculate wave speed and wavelength given a mathematical formula.
Students identify different wave types and their characteristics.  In this wave lesson students complete activities by activating tuning forks and interpreting data. 
Young scholars take a close examine the nature of tsunamis. They discover more about how waves behave, in general, depending upon their type and circumstances. They see that transfer of energy can happen through the movement of waves through different mediums.
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.
In this characteristics of waves worksheet, students 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.
In this wave energy activity, students read about the energy created by water movement and how it is utilized to create electrical energy through two ocean wave energy converters. They answer three critical thinking questions about the reading.
Young scholars participate in a demonstration in which they, themselves, represent seismic P-waves and S-waves.
In this wave properties worksheet, students will explore amplitude of waves, calculate wavelengths and frequency of waves in 11 fill in the blank and labeling questions.
In this frequency worksheet, students answer 10 questions about frequency and waves. The name of a teach appears at the top of this page.
Students identify how waves transfer energy without transferring matter. They contrast transverse and compressional waves and relate wave speed, wavelength, amplitude and frequency. Lesson includes PowerPoint presentation.
Students build their own spectrophotometer to study light. In this physics lesson, students explain the dual nature of light. They calculate the angle of incidence and refraction using Snell's law equation.
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.
Students investigate the effect of sound through liquid and solid. In this physics lesson plan, students compare the transmission of sound through air, solids, liquids and a vacuum.
Eighth graders build a structure that is able to withstand a simulated earthquake. They research earthquakes, earthquake measurement, and society's preparation for and reaction to them. Pupils build models and present them to the class, along with their research.

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