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399 resources with the concept waves

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The Three W's: Wind, Waves, and Wings

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners participate in hands-on acticities to understand how native plants and animals arrived on Hawaii from long distances without the assistance of man. They then identify what characterizes a plant or animal as native vs. non-native.
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My Flag for the Future

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study the logo or crest that represents their hometown and describe what it means. They create a new logo for the younger members of their hometown after looking at images of symbols from many other cities and towns.
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Wave Erosion Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the effects of waves as they erode coastal land. They discover how the power of water can change the appearance of land formations.
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Properties of Waves

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders observe and investigate wave properties and compare the properties of particles and waves. They fill a pie pan half full with water, place a toothpick in the center of the pie pan, then drop a marble into the pan and...
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Nature and Characteristics of Waves

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research different types of waves, identify the parts of a wave and create a Power Point presentation demonstrating what they have learned.
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Color Thieves

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify the different colors that make up the visible light spectrum. In this physics lesson, 7th graders explore how our eyes work. They explain how we perceive colors.
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study earthquakes and their warning systems.  In this earthquake lesson students view a PowerPoint presentation and demonstration. 
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Polarization

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the basic facts of polarization.  In this light waves lesson students demonstrate some activities illustrating interference patterns. 
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Waves

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the energy created by waves. In this water energy lesson, students complete an experiment to learn about water energy. Students watch a video about waves and write down vocabulary from the video. Students take a quiz for...
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Measuring the Speed of a Wave

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create an experiment in which they measure the speed of a wave and record the data in a graph. They work in small groups to write the procedure for the experiment and share it with another group for cross checking of the...
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Looking at the World in a Different Light

For Teachers 7th
In this lesson, 7th graders relate colors to wavelengths of light; explain how we see colors and describe types of waves and their technological applications. Students go through a tour and answers questions to the quiz as they go...
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The Thrill of Big-Wave Surfing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students view a PBS Nature program about big-wave surfing and participate in a class discussion about their experiences with surfing, body boarding, or body surfing. Students create a drawing based on a reading and post their art around...
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Ocean Patterns

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study waves and how the tide affects the earth.
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Colors of the Sky

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine what causes the different colors of the sky. They conduct an experiment replicating the earth's atmosphere and wavelengths.
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"Tsunamis"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit a PBS Website about tsunamis to consider their causes, effects and steps countries have taken to try to defend against them. They answer questions and create a brochure explaining tsunami facts and procedures to survive a...