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Use a container full of water as a prism and show that as light is bent, the individual colors from different wavelengths become visible. This explains why the sky appears to be blue midday, and why as the sun nears the horizon, it looks orange in color.
5th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Whole Lotta Shakin'
Young scholars 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
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
Making Waves: A Study of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Students examine plate tectonics and the causative effect of earthquakes. For 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 18 Views 40 Downloads
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific instructional activity on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM instructional activity in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math 71 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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, students 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
Physics Midterm Exam #3 - Electromagnetic Radiation
True-false and multiple-choice questions are posed in Part A of this exam, covering the topic of electromagnetic radiation. In Part B, problems relating to refraction must be solved. This is a well-rounded exam that will help you evaluate your young physicists' handle on electromagnetic radiation.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 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 42 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 4 Views 34 Downloads
Transverse Wave Demonstrator
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.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
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