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Sixth graders experiment with the transfer of energy in different types of waves. For 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.
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.