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Refraction of Seismic Waves
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.
9 mins 8th - 9th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Why S-Waves Only Travel in Solids
Starting with a very clear diagram to demonstrate how a wave actually forms, an informative video will be a great summary about s wave travel. It explains the difference between polar bonds in liquids versus the stronger ionic and covalent waves.
4 mins 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Wave Erosion Lab
Using a stream table, erosion enthusiasts examine how the density of sediment and how the slope of land contribute to the amount moved by waves. You will not be able to use this entire resource as is; there are teachers' names and specific textbook references throughout.
4th - 8th Science 11 Views 11 Downloads
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism
This wave and electromagnetism assignment is so thorough, it could be used as a unit exam. The first section of it covers wave concepts. The next section addresses static electricity. There is a section that deals with electric circuits. Finally, the worksheet finishes off with magnetism, specifically electromagnetic induction.
9th - 12th Science 56 Views 128 Downloads
The Poetry Archive
Listening to poems about feeling lonely and feeling like an outsider set the stage for a group activity that focuses on Stevie Smith's "Not Waving But Drowning." Groups examine the three stanzas of Smith's poem separately and identify in each case the speaker, the implication of the words, and imagine what has happened.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Investigation: Waves and Whistles
Wave goodbye to the same old demonstrations for alternative energy sources, and wave hello to this one investigating ocean waves! Using a water bottle to create an oscillating water column, learners see and possibly hear how the mechanical energy can be used to do work.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Waves of Energy: More or Less
It's quite a write up for a simple demonstration! Connect a nylon cord to an electric drill and generate waves. Explain that wavelength can vary according to the amount of energy added. Questions are included that you can use to guide the discussion of electromagnetic radiation and waves.
6th - 9th Science 28 Views 39 Downloads
New Review The Oceans, Waves, Tides & Currents
Your introductory lesson to oceanography can be outlined with this apropos presentation. It touches on the physical features of the ocean floor, waves, tides, and currents. One small issue is that some of the graphics are not of the clearest quality; you may want to take the time to update them.
5th - 7th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Let's Do the Wave!
Students distinguish waves from matter, differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves, use sine curves as representations of transverse waves, label characteristic properties of waves, diagram transverse waves having specific properties, and explain relationships among various wave properties.
11th - 12th Science 17 Views 82 Downloads
The Phenomenon of Sound: Waves
Students explore sound waves. In this sound waves lesson, students brainstorm different sounds and how sounds move or travel. Students then create a KWL chart and work through six different lab activities to examine how sound waves travel through different objects.
K - 5th Science 44 Views 148 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 37 Views 69 Downloads
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.
5th Science 13 Views 99 Downloads
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Waves
Physics masters figure out the wavelength of different waves. Looking at a wave graph, they identify different characteristics. Many more problems get them working with both electromagnetic and sound waves. There are a total of 17 multiple choice questions on the topic of waves.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 48 Downloads
What Causes Big Waves?
Students use the internet to research how waves are formed. Using construction paper, they create a diorama in which they can see how waves are formed and end. To end the lesson, they also discuss the causes and effects of earthquakes and tsunamis on the water.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Making Waves With the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Your high schoolers examine various types of electromagnetic waves and create a chart of the spectrum. They watch a video segment and use an interactive activity that explains the range of the spectrum and common sources of electromagnetic waves.
9th - 12th Science 20 Views 83 Downloads