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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - WavesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
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...
Understanding Wave Motion - Slinky vs. Snaky: Which Spring is Dominant?Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
Ride the wave to an understanding of refraction! The first in a series of two inquiry-based lessons challenges learners to create transverse waves with two different types of springs. As their wave hits an object, they observe the change...
Singing Plates - Standing Waves on Chladni PlatesLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Here's a short video that hits all the high notes! Young scientists observe as amazing patterns appear in sand during a short demonstration. In addition to art and music, the resource explains standing waves, nodes, and how a 3-D model...
Wave Phenomena and the Electromagnetic SpectrumLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed
Science learners scrutinize shadow size and quality, and experiment with diffraction. They model superposition of electromagnetic waves, and experiment with interference. These activities are action-packed and challenging for your...
What Are Gravitational Waves?Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
If we could detect a gravitation wave, what would it feel like? A comprehensive video lesson discusses the creation of gravitational waves and the information they give us. Animations show how the waves move and impact the objects...
Study Jams! Waves & CurrentsLesson Planet
3 mins 4th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Ocean lovers hang ten as they watch this film about waves and currents. What causes waves? What is a current? Learn this and more from Sam as he explains why RJ was struggling to surf the gnarly waves. Have your class watch this at home...