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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.
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.
Sixth graders experiment with the transfer of energy in different types of waves. In this energy transfer and wave lesson, 6th graders complete three activities. They experiment with energy transfer by observing and sketching what happens to a Slinky. They define vocabulary which includes" refraction, diffraction, reflection, and absorption. They present an oral explanation of one activity and complete a graphic organizer showing the parts of a wave.