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Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine sound waves and then create their own waves. They describe both types of waves and use websites to investigate how sound can be altered. This 14-page plan is chock full of fantastic in-class activities, worksheets, websites, streamed video, and a final test for understanding. Fantastic plan!
In this waves worksheet, students review the two types of waves and the characteristics of transverse waves. Students use this information to solve 4 problems.
Students use the National Geographic Wave Simulator to experiment with creating different types of waves, and draw waves based on the heights and lengths of familiar structures around the school.
Seventh graders research different types of waves, identify the parts of a wave and create a Power Point presentation demonstrating what they have learned.
Students calculate the frequency of sound waves using Lab Pro. In this physics lesson, students differentiate wave refraction, diffraction and interference. They identify the different parts of a sine wave.
Sixth graders simulate primary and secondary waves. For this earthquakes waves lesson, 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.
Young scholars study seismic waves. In this science activity, students create seismic waves using everyday objects. Young scholars discuss the different types of seismic waves and observe the effects of seismic waves on gelatin.
In this waves worksheet, students compare the characteristics of transverse and longitudinal waves and then solve 5 problems.
Students investigate the different properties of waves. In this physics lesson, students identify the nature of waves, the types and characteristics of waves. They identify the different properties of waves.
Fifth graders investigate how sound and light travel as waves and identify the basic properties of waves by analyzing data tables and graphs. They observe a transverse wave using a slinky, and analyze a sine wave. They define key vocabulary terms and draw the wave picture and label the parts, including the definitions.
Fifth graders look at different types of waves. In this wave lesson, 5th graders find the difference and similarities of electromagnetic and physical waves. They review the components of waves such as crest, trough, wavelength, and wave height.
Students explain tsunamis. For this oceanic lesson, students study the parts of an ocean wave and what type of wave creates a tsunamis. They will design a simulation of a tsunami using a slinky. Students will compare regular ocean waves to a tsunami.
Students explore ocean waves. They begin by learning the components of a wave, and then discuss the meaning of wave height and wavelength. A demonstration sparks discussion about how to make waves, and an activity with the National Geographic Wave
In this waves worksheet, students read about the different types of waves and how the speed of waves is calculated. Then students complete 5 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 9 short answer questions.
In this waves worksheet, high schoolers read about harmonic and linear motion in waves as well as the two types of waves. They match 5 terms to their definitions about the structure of waves, they solve for the wavelength, frequency and periods of waves and they analyze 3 graphs of waves.
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.
In this physics 240 learning exercise, students apply concepts of wave speed of a transverse wave to correctly answer the word problems. Students calculate the speed of a transverse wave.
High schoolers evaluate the feasibility of wave energy as an alternative source of energy.  In this alternative energy source lesson students are introduced to renewable and nonrenewable energy and study energy production.
Sixth graders discover the properties of different waves as they rotate around to several learning stations. In this scientific observation lesson, 6th graders apply the types of waves to the behavior they exhibit. This lesson does not include instructions or information on the 8 wave stations.
In this origins of the universe worksheet, learners answer questions that are associated with the video, "Origins: Back to the Beginning." They write short answers or fill in the blanks with material from the movie or from their prior knowledge.