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401 resources with the concept waves

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Can You Hear Me Now?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss waves and sound travel. They experiment with tin-can telephones, and telephones made of different materials including paper, foam, and plastic and record their results on an record sheet. Students explain why size...
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Stations of Light

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Student groups rotate through four stations to examine light energy behavior: refraction, magnification, prisms and polarization. They see how a beam of light is refracted (bent) through various transparent mediums. Students investigate...
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One World Ocean

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare and contrast the properties of salt water in the oceans/seas and freshwater elsewhere on the planet. They also analyze mixing caused by currents in the ocean, including the effects of warm and cold water as well as with...
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Introduction to Waves

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Wave Heights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students 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.
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What Is Me? Explore the Self through Names, Art and Symbols

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Four lessons make up this unit on self. Learners research and discuss the significance of their given names and examine their perceptions of astrological signs and horoscopes. They explore objects in the paintings of Canadian artist...
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Introduction to Light

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the basic structure of the atom. In this chemistry lesson, students explain how colors relate to energy that electrons emit. They calculate energy of the emitted photons.
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Wave Types and Characteristics

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify the different parts of a wave. In this physics lesson, 9th graders observe wave behavior as it travels through a boundary. They determine the relationship between wavelength, frequency and velocity.
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Properties and Behavior of Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the different properties of waves. In this physics lesson plan, students differentiate mechanical and electromagnetic waves. They explore each lab station and write their observation about the wave behavior they see.
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Wonderful Waves

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read about water, waves and the sea. They experiment with the action of water by pouring water into baking pans and watching how it moves. They build and examine a 'wave bottle' by adding colored water and vegetable oil to a...
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Wavelength And Resolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform a simulation of the workings of an electron microscope to discover that the resolution will need to improved to detect objects in the nano-scale. They use wooden dowels as detectors to determine the shape of objects in...
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Transverse Wave Demonstrator

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover the properties of waves in Chemistry and Physics. In groups, they develop and build their own device to demonstrate transverse waves. They complete their tests, record the results and discuss the conclusions with the...
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Lesson- Colors of Stars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student describes what happens to the color of a stove burner or a coal as it gets hotter. They use the applet to determine what range of temperatures range give you a red light, what range of temperatures would give you a white light,...
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Spectrophotometry Lab

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use a machine called a spectrophotometer to determine how much light is absorbed by certain substances. Students record the absorbance and the % of light transmitted for different color solutions, graph their results, and then...
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Light as Waves and Particles

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the wave and particle properties of light.
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Wavelength and Energy

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students using a rope and other materials explore wavelengths and frequency. If time permits, more experiments can be tried.
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Slinky Tsunamis

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students investigate natural disasters by conducting an in-class experiment. In this tsunami lesson students examine video references showcasing how a tsunami moves. Students utilize a slinky to mimic tsunami waves and then complete a...
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2004 Wave Propagation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore Earth science by examining water disasters. In this tsunami lesson plan, students define what wave propagation is and how tsunami mapping can save lives in coastal cities. Young scholars utilize a pitcher, water,...
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Making Waves

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore physics by completing a water experiment in class. For this waves lesson, students utilize a pitcher, box, corks, balloons and other household objects to conduct a tsunami activity. Students record their results on a...
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Bottle O' Waves

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore Earth science by conducting an in-class experiment. In this waves lesson, students identify the causes of tsunamis and waves and create a model wave using a bottle, toy boat, water and marbles. Students answer study...
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Wavelength and Frequency of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify the different components of the electromagnetic spectrum. For this physics lesson, 7th graders distinguish the different colors that make up white light. They differentiate wavelength and frequency.
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Doppler Effect

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students evaluate the Doppler effect. In this Doppler instructional activity, students investigate Doppler radars and sound waves. Students log on to Second Life and complete Mr. Doppler's Wild Ride.
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To Zap or Not to Zap

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the dangers of radiation and the safety concerns. In this energy lesson students complete several activities and give oral and written reports. 
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Message in the Waves :Two Earth Day Lessons for Middle School Students

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to Earth day and study the nesting colonies of Midway.  In this Earth Day lesson students watch an online clip and see the effects our waste has on wildlife.