Types of Waves Teacher Resources
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Properties and Behaviors of Waves
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.
6th Science 6 Views 35 Downloads
"Origins: Back to the Beginning" Worksheet
In 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.
6th - 9th Science 22 Views 164 Downloads
Wow! Colorful and simple, these 160 slides introduce the various forms of energy, along with a relevant image. Some of the images are animations, which help beginning physical scientists to visualize the flow of electrons or energy! This PowerPoint would be great to bring energy concepts to your class, including transformation of energy, energy transfer, and the law of conservation of energy.
4th - 8th Science 217 Views 486 Downloads
Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You will need to have some Slinky® spring toys on hand to demonstrate P and S waves, and a way to project the accompanying maps.
6th - 7th Science 56 Views 44 Downloads
Good Old Earth Materials
Students investigate different types of building structures and how they are able to stand up to earthquakes. Through comparison they determine which buildings are better able to handle earthquakes than others. They create a building, based on specific parameters, out of material assigned to them.
K - 4th Science 17 Views 75 Downloads
Light waves and sound waves are the focus of this science lesson designed for 5th graders. Besides discovering how these waves travel, learners also discover the basic properties of waves, and analyze data tables and graphs. The demonstrations described in the lesson are particularly rich, and should lead to lots of scientific discussion.
5th Science 38 Views 70 Downloads
Using Waves on the Job!
A colorful and comprehensive PowerPoint highlights this instructional activity on waves. Junior geophysicists pretend that they are hired to analyze seismic waves. A worksheet is provided to go along with an online article about how compact discs work using light waves.
7th - 12th Science 20 Views 97 Downloads
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Nice pictures, maps and informative diagrams are incorporated into this PowerPoint about earthquake types and the types of waves carrying energy produced. There are a number of pages explaining scientific terminology and diagrams to help with examples.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 53 Downloads
Propagation of Sound
This short video explains the two types of waves involved in sound wave propagation. Very simplistic computer animations support the verbal explanation. You could embed this video into your high school physics PowerPoint or SmartBoard lesson.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Protecting Yourself Against the Harmful Affects of UV Rays
Students study about the different types of UV rays and how they can protect themselves against their harmful effects. They explain how to interpret the UV index in order to plan the best time to participate in outdoor activities
5th - 8th Health 9 Views 28 Downloads
A Whole Lotta Shakin'
Students 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
Students show how earthquakes affect sea waves. In this tidal waves instructional activity students use a rubber mallet on a table to create waves in a box on top of the table. They experiment with striking the mallet in different locations on the table.
K - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads