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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 learning exercise, students review the two types of waves and the characteristics of transverse waves. Students use this information to solve 4 problems.
Learners 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.
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.
Learners study seismic waves. In this science lesson, students create seismic waves using everyday objects. Learners 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 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.
Learners explain tsunamis. In 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. Learners will compare regular ocean waves to a tsunami.
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.
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
For 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 learning exercise, students 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.
In this physics 240 worksheet, students apply concepts of wave speed of a transverse wave to correctly answer the word problems. Students calculate the speed of a transverse wave.
Students 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.
For this origins of the universe worksheet, students 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.
For this lesson, 7th graders relate colors to wavelengths of light; explain how we see colors and describe types of waves and their technological applications. Students go through a tour and answers questions to the quiz as they go through the tour.
Mr. Khan uses a metaphor of a car to help explain the change in direction of waves as they hit a boundary between two mediums. He then goes on to explain the relationship between the structure and density of the earth and the behavior of waves after an earthquake.