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Beyond the Slinky

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Scholars observe the effects of microwaves before starting a series of eight hands-on investigations. Then they sort waves by wavelengths and learn what connects microwaves to visible light to water waves and more to finish the lesson plan.
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Earthquake Waves: Wave Notes

For Teachers 6th Standards
A multi-part lesson opens with a review of p waves and s waves. Then scholars use a simple s wave simulator to view the way the wave travels. Next, pupils use cups and various fluids to simulate p waves moving through different mediums....
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Wave on a String

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The sound waves of thunder are made when lightning very quickly heats the air surrounding it, expanding faster than the speed of sound. Learners explore waves through their own movement of string or set waves to constantly oscillate....
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Bridge Light

For Teachers 8th - 12th
An illuminating activity demonstrates how interference of light waves creates a pattern. Using Plexiglas™ and construction paper, participants see rainbows appear as they twist or press against the plastic plates. After the activity, you...
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Rainbow in the Room

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Uncover the science behind the beautiful phenomena of rainbows with a simple demonstration. Shine light through different-sized containers of water as young scientists learn that rainbows occur when visible light is split up into its...
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How We Know About the Earth's Core

For Students 8th - 11th
The big question is, how do we know about the composition of the earth's core? Sal explains that at 105 degrees from the source point of an earthquake the phenomena of p wave shadow zone leads us to conclude that the waves are traveling...
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Diffraction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school engineers experiment with passing light through mesh and perform calculations using the diffratction equation. This all-encompassing lesson includes the activity sheets for four different diffraction activities and a page of...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Light and Optics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Nineteen word problems dealing with frequency, speed, reflection, and refraction of light are provided here. Empower your physics masters to manipulate equations for computing angles, focal lengths, image heights, and more! This is a...
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Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum

For Students 9th - 12th
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive...
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2007 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
Sixty multiple choice questions cover the entire gamut of chemistry concepts. This is the local section of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, where your chemistry candidates take a shot at entering the national competition. They...
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Using the Spectrophotometer to Analyze a Mixture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
General chemistry classes practice spectroscopy. They grasp the relationships between wavelength, absorbance, and solution concentration. Additionally, they gain valuable practice using laboratory equipment such as burets and pipettes....
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The Visible Spectroscopy Expert Witness Problem

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In a simulated crime science investigation, chemistry or physics sleuths use spectroscopy to analyze solutions. The lesson gives learners practice making salicylate solutions, using spectrophotometers, calculating dilution amounts,...
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Lesson Plan #3 ~ Ocean Currents

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders experiment to understand the ocean's currents.  In this ocean current lesson plan, 6th graders complete an experiment with two bottles of water and an index card to discover information about the ocean current.  Students...
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The Absorption of Solar Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Two sequential parts to this lesson introduce your class to the electromagnetic spectrum, the ability to absorb radiant energy, and the pigments in leaves that are responsible for collecting sunlight to be used in the photosynthetic...
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Thermal Radiation

For Students 9th - 12th
"Thermal Radiation" is a straightforward assessment of future physicists' understanding of radiant energy. They write out answers to questions about wavelength and frequency, temperature relationships, absorption and emission. The...
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Thermal Physics / The Saga Continues - Heat Transfer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Somebody in the Nevada Joint Union High School District has a talent for focusing the important, organizational skills, and a creative eye for creating sharp science presentations! Here is one on heat transfer.  Conduction, convection,...
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Measures of Circular Motion

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Physicists become Olympians in a competition using centripetal force. They ride a bicycle to comprehend relationships between linear and rotational motion. If you have an old-fashioned record player, it can be used to help pupils...
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Star Light, Star Bright

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Four modules are a part of this stellar lesson plan. Space scientists view the electromagnetic spectrum, they generate waves on a computer screen in order to measure frequency and wavelength, discover how light is related to temperature,...
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Wave Phenomena and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 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...
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Regents High School Examination - Physics 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give every type of learner in your physics class an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the year. From analyzing tables and graphs, to evaluating diagrams and solving problems, there is an outstanding variety of...
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Color, Light, and Excited Electrons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate color, light and excited electrons and produce waves using slinkys. Your high schoolers will observe a continuous spectrum with a prism and an overhead projector. They observe flame tests to identify elements and they observe...
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The Color Spectrum: How Does it Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Create models of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Working in small groups, your class can investigate metric conversions calculations. They will find the length of the waves in nanometers,...
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Electromagnetic Energy and Its Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Your older elementary students investigate electromagnetic energy and the electromagnetic spectrum. They will observe 7 items represented in the electromagnetic spectrum and make a poster of all the things the items have in common. After...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Utah Open Textbook: 8th Grade Science

For Students 8th Standards
The cycle of energy is important to many different systems on Earth. Scholars investigate the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources and how they relate to global changes using questioning and observation. They...
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Wave Machine

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Three main factors determine the wave height experienced in the ocean. Scholars use a virtual simulator to alter wind speed, fetch, and duration. Each combination creates a unique wave measured in significant height.
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Coastline Change

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Continental drift happens over millions of years, but new perspective shows much faster changes. An informative resource offers a short term perspective using a series of satellite images. Viewers observe major changes to a coastline in...
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Name That Harmonic: Closed-End air Columns

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Physics is like music—practice makes perfect! Challenge your class using an interactive that builds harmonic skills. The engaging lesson from a playlist exploring sounds and waves revolves around wave behavior in closed-end air columns....
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Rocking the Boat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's okay to rock the boat! Science scholars manipulate wave properties using a fun interactive. Part of a larger playlist that dives into waves and sound, the lesson helps users work their way from apprentice to wizard by...
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Waves - Case Studies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What can your class tell about a wave just by looking at it? Using a simulation, physics pupils work through a series of case studies to determine the effects of speed, frequency, and density on waves. Part of a larger playlist on waves...
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Wavelength

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Physics class sure can have its ups and downs! The first in a series of seven interactives from the Waves and Sound series introduces young learners to the concept of wavelength. Scholars work through the interactive to discover the...
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Jell-O® Waveguide and Power Loss

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Jell-O® can help model the transmission of light through fiber optic cables. Young scientists use the jiggly dessert to make a waveguide to transmit a laser beam from one point to another. Their models help them learn the function of...
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Battle of the Waves

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Which travels faster, light or sound? Scholars work in groups to simulate the ability for waves to travel through solids, liquids, gases, and through a vacuum. Then, they learn about the properties of a mystery wave and must determine...
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Singing Plates - Standing Waves on Chladni Plates

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Why Do We Care about Gravitational Waves?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Advances in technology lead to advances in science. As part of a larger playlist on physics, the video presenter explains the history of the discovery of gravitational waves. Using these waves provides insight into many different...
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Can You Call a Cell Phone in the Microwave?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Next match: cell phone versus microwave! A lesson in a larger physics playlist compares frequencies of cell phones and microwaves and their interactions. Experimenting reveals microwaves block cell tower signals but allow WiFi signals to...
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How Science Explains Monster Waves

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ride the learning wave in an episode of a comprehensive physics playlist. Youth learn about the existence of rogue ocean waves and their behaviors. The instructor discusses the chaotic effects of multiple wave collisions.
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The Map of Physics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Aristotle said, "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." Physics includes everything from the laws of motion to quantum gravity. An interesting video attempts to cover the main concepts of every branch of physics in only a...
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Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can oil and a speaker help us understand quantum mechanics? An episode of the Veritasium playlist demonstrates the movement of silicone oil droplets on a speaker. The wave motion of the particles seems to mimic the behavior and...
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New Gravitational Wave Discovery!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Experience cutting-edge science in an episode from the Veritasium playlist. Scholars learn of a black hole merger detected recently—marking the third one in recent years. Viewers see that the theory is these mergers will happen more...
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Sound Waves

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How does sound travel through different mediums? Scholars explore this question by creating and observing sound waves as they learn the difference between transverse and longitudinal wave motion. Using their new knowledge, class members...
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PS4B - Electomagnetic Radiation

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What do science scholars need to know about electromagnetic radiation? Get in depth with standard PS4B from the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator discusses the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, wave and particle...
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Quantum Mechanics—Part 1: Crash Course Physics #43

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can light be both a particle and a wave? With characteristics of each, the idea of light can be confusing. A lesson in the Crash Course physics series introduces scholars to quantum mechanics and how scientists use it to understand...
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Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics #39

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your classes visualize light as a wave using an engaging video lesson. The 39th lesson of the Crash Course physics series highlights the characteristics of a light wave. The lesson continues by analyzing the behavior of waves during...
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Traveling Waves: Crash Course Physics #17

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore transverse and longitudinal waves through a video lesson. Building on the previous lesson in the Crash Course physics series, the 17th lesson compares and contrasts transverse and longitudinal waves. The narrator includes a...
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What Are Gravitational Waves?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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A Day in the Life of an Ocean Explorer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What's life like aboard an ocean exploration vessel? Junior oceanographers examine the important role of communication in ocean research in lesson plan two of a five-part series from NOAA. The materials introduce the class to life on...
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Energy from the Oceans

For Students 6th - 12th
Can Earth's oceans produce a steady supply of clean energy? Scholars explore the uses of tidal and thermal energy in the 11th installment of a 13-part series about ocean-based alternative energy sources. Learners examine the current...
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Ocean Waves

For Students 6th - 12th
Surf's up! What causes the constant motion of Earth's oceans? Scholars discover the origins and types of waves in part nine of a 13-installment series. The resource illustrates wave behavior, their destructive power, and current research...
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Will We Ever Be Able To Teleport?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Quantium entanglement? The Uncertainty Principle? A cubit of data? Spooky Action at a Distance? How do these terms figure in an answer to the question of whether or not it will ever be possible to teleport? A short video provides all the...
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How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test

For Students 9th - 12th
Discover how science is ready to protect the world against nuclear explosions. An interesting lesson describes how science monitors the world for evidence of nuclear explosions. By using technology to detect waves, it is possible to...
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What Is The Ocean?

For Students 4th - 8th
Go on a tour of the ocean through the lens of a scientist. Learners read maps of the ocean floor, study tide behavior, examine wave motion, and analyze components of soil. Each lesson incorporates a hands-on component.
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Pipeline to the Coral Reefs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover firsthand the effects of internal waves on coral reefs. Through a series of experiments, learners simulate internal waves and upwelling events as they make observations on the movement of water and other debris. They then...
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Making Waves

For Teachers 7th Standards
Learning about waves can have its ups and downs, but a demo-packed tool kit has the class "standing" for more! Learners gain experience with several different wave types, organizing observations and data, and wave terminology. The...
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Pan Flute

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can a pan flute sound one note while we hear a chord? The simulation explores sound waves, vibrations, and harmonics at the molecular level. Scholars control the pipe into which air is being blown, the length of the pipe, and which...
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Stadium Wave

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you are at a sports match and the crowd starts two waves that are both headed toward you at the same time, what do you do? The simulation applies the concepts of constructive interference and destructive interference to that very...
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Stow Lake

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does the depth of a pond matter to the waves created when rain is falling? Many people assume the answer is no, but interestingly, it does matter. Pupils explore this concept and other variables related to wave behavior through a...
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Keeping It Hot!

For Teachers 7th Standards
Hot off the presses, this collection of thermal energy activities, lessons, and printables is sure to amaze. Demonstrate how thermal energy moves about in a system using simple materials. Pupils demonstrate their understanding...
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Why Does the Ocean have Waves?

For Students 4th Standards
Six short answer questions challenge scholars to show what they know after reading an informational text that examines waves—what they are, what causes them, and how different Earth factors affect their size and strength.   
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Wave Interference

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why did the waves get into a fight? They were tired of each other's interference. Scholars observe the wave patterns from dripping water, sound waves, and light waves. They vary the spacing, build barriers, and increase the number of...
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Quantum Wave Interference

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Quantum mechanics is one of the few times you can change the outcome simply by measuring it. Scholars use quantum detectors to investigate changes in waves and the patterns they produce. Simulations offer chances to experiment with high...
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Quantum Bound States

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A nucleus is a bound state made up of protons and neutrons, and a proton is a bound state made up of quarks. Scholars experiment with quantum particles as they relate to wells in bound states. Three different simulations with one well,...
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Waves, Sinusoids, and Identities

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What is the net effect when two waves interfere with each other? The lesson plan answers this question by helping the class visualize waves through graphing. Pupils graph individual waves and determine the effect of the interference...
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Listening Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What noise is coming from that box? Teams design and build a device that hears a noise from inside a box. Groups must complete the task within a time limit and use the STEM design process. Participants must be able to hear the sound well...
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Energy Works: Yes, Indeed it Does!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Moving from its definition to how it moves and its different types, scholars see different examples and then move into its application and use in everyday lives, in an energy-based presentation.   
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Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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Inferences of Waves

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Building on the previous lesson, scholars use Slinkies to create standing waves. They graph waves on a calculator and then apply their knowledge to both sound and light waves. This is the fourth in a series of nine lessons.
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Physical Oceanography and Meteorology, Navy Search and Rescue Operation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's an ocean rescue mission! Groups must find a pilot downed off the coast of the Chesapeake Bay. Rescuers must determine the distance needed to travel as well as the heading to get to the pilot's last known position. Taking into...
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Making Waves

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young scientists use Slinkys to better understand waves. After creating and measuring many aspects of waves, they complete a handout and homework questions. The resource also introduces the final project for the chapter, though it does...
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Sounds from Vibrating Air

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Take note, or notes, as the case may be. A scientific music lesson is the third in a set of eight covering waves and instruments. Scholars use straws, test tubes, and water to create various wind instruments. Then, they read and answer...
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Waves and Density

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tectonic relationships prove when there is too much friction, the fault lies near. This STEM science lesson is designed as a guided inquiry experiment. Scholars know the question but must choose their materials, formulate their...
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The Weather Song

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Get an animated view of what sun, snow, wind, and rain look like in a hand-drawn music video about weather. Elementary learners also explore the words hot and and how these terms relate to our weather. 
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Water Carves the Land

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What affect do bodies of water have on the world around us? Kids can find out by reading this passage. After reading, they answer five questions related to the text.
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Waves and Currents

For Students 6th - 8th
Waves, currents, crests, and troughs. Using information provided in an article about waves and currents, readers define terms used to describe how energy travels.
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The Sonic Boom Problem

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Sound waves travel pretty quickly, but humans can travel faster. Follow along with this short animated video as it investigates the physics behind the breaking of the sound barrier and the sonic booms that are created as a result.
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How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When your smartphone tells you the weather of your current location or gives you directions to the nearest gas station, there's more going on that you might realize. Follow along with this short video as it explains how satellites,...
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Test Your Science Knowledge!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Challenge the knowledge of your young scientists with this colelction of online quizzes based on the Magic School Bus series. Covering a wide range of topics from insects to outer space, this resource is a quick and easy way to assess...
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What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Not sure how to introduce young physicists to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal? Well this short video is a great place to start, as it explains how the particle and wave nature of matter makes it impossible to know both the location...
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Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
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Physics in Concert

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do physicists and musicians have in common? A lot more than you might think. After first viewing a slide show presentation and completing a series of skills practice worksheets on the physics of light, sound, and electricity, young...
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Investigation: Waves and Whistles

For Students 6th - 9th
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...
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Waves of Energy: More or Less

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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The Wave Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 9th
During a lesson on wave motion, physical science participants basically act out the waves as a group. Through their movements, the amplitude, speed, frequency, and wavelength are all identified. Ideas for modeling the reflection and...
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Waves

For Teachers 8th - 12th
An incredibly colorful PowerPoint presents all the facts and definitions about waves that you could need for beginning physical scientists. There are several useful links to online animations of wave action. This may have been produced...
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Fun Physics You Can See

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Fascinating aspects of electromagnetic radiation and its use in obtaining and transferring information are described here. Learners will find the connections to current technology interesting. Although the slides are text-heavy, they do...
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Color at Light Speed

For Students 9th - 12th
Rainbow science anyone? learners put the color specturm, frequency, light waves, and wavelengths into a light speed context. They use algebraic formulas to determine the speed of each light wave length. A great way to connect math and...
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Atomic Absorption Determination of Zinc and Copper in a Multivitamin

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Advanced lab apprentices prepare zinc and copper solutions to which they will compare the same minerals from a multivitamin. Using absorption spectroscopy, they analyze the contents of the multivitamin for concentration. This lab can be...
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Waves: Sound and Light

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A few definitions related to waves open this slide show. Note that the information only covers light waves even though the title mentions sound. Correct the title before using this resource. Another mention is a set of photos of a class...
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Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although this was written to accompany a specific textbook, the information can illustrate wave motion for any advanced level physics course. The slides are simple, use plain but colorful fonts, and include diagrams and pictures to...
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Wave Practice Problems

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics scholars list the properties of waves and calculate the speed, wavelength, and frequency of waves. The worksheet is concise, but covers a variety of wave computational skills. The formatting is neat, but it does have small...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Waves

For Students 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...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Photoelectric Effect

For Students 10th - 12th
As the title implies, here is a collection of typical photoelectric effect problems that physics learners need to be able to solve. They determine the amount of energy of a photon, the photons produced per second, the frequency required...
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What Causes Big Waves?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Waves of Radios

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners grasp the fundamentals of radio/sound communication technology. They research why the size of radios has gotten smaller through advances of technology...from large radio tubes through transistors through microchips. Students...
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What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Introduce starting space scientists to the electromagnetic spectrum, expecially the portion of visible light. Teach them about wavelength and frequesncy. Then give them a roll of adding machine tape and a manila folder to make a...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides...
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Things are Heating Up - Thermal Physics Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Fire up your physics class by assigning a worksheet on heat transfer. They explain in words the differences among conduction, convection, and radiation. They reveal their knowledge of transfer rates, convection currents, and...
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Light and Elements

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Physics fanatics will light up over this mini-unit! Through a series of demonstrations, laboratory activities, and research reports, they learn the relationship between light and atoms, the behavior of waves, and the reason for element...
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Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Let there be light! When your physics learners take this midterm exam, light will be their focus. They will show what they know about electromagnetic waves, interference, refraction, reflection, lenses, prisms, and more! The test is...
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Physics 240: Worksheet 25

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
This physics resource provides questions as well as information about sound, including frequency, oscillation, the Doppler shift, and more. There are 5 short answer questions that are mostly based on frequency. After the questions, there...
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Using Waves on the Job!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A colorful and comprehensive PowerPoint highlights this lesson on waves. Junior geophysicists pretend that they are hired to analyze seismic waves. A worksheet is provided to go along with an online article about how compact discs work...
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Physics Midterm Exam #3 - Electromagnetic Radiation

For Students 11th - 12th
True-false and multiple-choice questions are posed in Part A of this exam, covering the topic of electromagnetic radiation. In Part B, problems relating to refraction must be solved. This is a well-rounded exam that will help you...
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Atomic Emission Spectra and the Bohr Model of the Atom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the wavelengths of spectra lines for common atoms. In this atomic emission spectra lesson plan, students use a transformer and diffraction grating to observe the emission spectra of various atoms. They find the...
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Flame Tests

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform flame tests on 12 elements. For this flame tests lesson plan, students experiment with elements to observe their visible light spectra emitted as electrons jump from one energy level to another. Students record their...
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Seas in Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students analyze wave movement. In this Science lesson, students use items that float to observe waves and currents. Students record and discuss their observations.
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1st Semester Chemistry Final Exam Review

For Students 9th - 12th
Fifteen questions reveal what knowledge and skills your chemistry scholars have acquired in the first semester. The content is typical of any high-school chemistry course. This can be used as a practice test or as the exam itself. It...
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Waves and Currents

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars are introduced to the forces that are responsible for generating waves in the ocean and how these forcesf differ from those that cause currents. They are able to explain how water molecules in a wave do not move in the...
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Sand Travels

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how sand is formed by erosion and that it can be moved by streams, rivers, and ocean currents in this unit of lessons. They study waves and currents, and structures that change how sand moves by creating story charts,...
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Behavior of Waves

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Lots of definitions are given here, and your students will find the details and links useful, along with the diagrams and examples.
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Characteristics of Waves

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Waves, waves, and more waves. Here, class members look at the many types and characteristics of energy waves including transverse, longitudinal, standing, seismic, p-waves, s-waves, and l-waves. 
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How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence

For Students 7th - 12th
The conversion of sound into light is a fascinating phenomenon that is a side effect of pistol and mantis shrimp stunning their prey. It is known as sonoluminescence, and it is thoroughly delineated in this fascinating little video. Add...
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The Science of Light

For Teachers 5th - 8th
We really only see objects that emit light, either on their own or by reflecting light from another source. Past misconceptions of light are illustrated, and current understandings of light illuminated. This could be used as an...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know that the visible light wavelengths comprise only one inch of the electromagnetic spectrum that extends over 2,000 miles? Yet even the visible spectrum provides so much information. The Hydrogen spectrum is illuminated as an...
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STEMbite: Standing Waves

For Students 8th - 12th
The casual voice of the filmmaker explains standing waves using a linked chain bordering a neighborhood parking lot, a bucket of blue-colored water, and a rope tied to a fan blade. He uses the appropriate vocabulary (frequency,...
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X-ray Diffraction Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
A simple, single page assignment asks wave masters to record the wavelength of the x-rays coming from a powder diffractometer and perform calculations with it. Equations, energy level diagrams, and a periodic table are all included....
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Electromagnetic Spectrum Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
These six multiple-choice questions ask pupils to evaluate the energy, wavelength, and frequency of particular electromagnetic wavelengths. Further questions then require them to apply their knowledge and convert certain values or give...
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The Photoelectric Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After some online instruction, chemistry aces use their creative abilities to produce a poster describing the photoelectric effect and one type of imaging technology that uses electromagnetic radiation. This simple, straightforward...
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Chapter 3 Review & Reinforcement Questions/Review of the Mole/"Electron Stuff" Review

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Three separate worksheets are rolled into this resource. The first focuses on atomic structure. The second reviews the concept of molar mass. The third relates atomic structure to element light spectra. These are definitely aimed at high...
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The Electromagnetic Radiation (Light ~ the Supreme Informant!)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This short slide show applies the electromagnetic spectrum to astronomy. First, electromagnetic radiation is introduced to viewers. Wavelength is defined and its unit of measurement explained. Finally, aspiring astronomers find that the...
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Marine Fisheries Management

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Almost 200 slides make this a vast collection! It is a quirky collection, titled "Marine Fisheries Management," but having little to do with that occupation. What you will find are two-toned blue backgrounds with no pictures, but a few...
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Light Problems

For Students 9th - 12th
In this light worksheet, students describe the electromagnetic spectrum based on wavelength and frequency. Students determine the wavelength, frequency, and energy for given point on the spectrum. This worksheet has 10 problems to solve.
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The Photoelectric Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
A single-page activity describes the photoelectric effect of metals exposed to light. The kinetic energy equation is given, and physicists learn how to use it for problem solving. Compact in content, this can be used as a homework...
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Gallery Walk Questions on Earth's Radiation Balance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Questions that can be used in a lesson on Earth's radiation balance are suggested in this resource. It is not a lesson plan, per se, but it is a list of questions for stations within a "Gallery Walk" lesson. The link to how Gallery Walks...
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What Wavelength Was That?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A combination of informative text, photos, and graphics comprise this sharp show on electromagnetic radiation. Some slides mention hands-on activities for demonstrating concepts, so if you want to include them you will need to figure out...
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Ocean Waves and Tides

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Except for a few blurry photos that you can leave out, this is a succinct, yet purposeful presentation. It explains what causes ocean waves, the parts of a wave, and how they break against a shore. It details the cause of tides and...
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Catch a Wave. . .

For Students 4th - 8th
Part of a larger online space science website, this page has a brief explanation of electromagnetic radiation and a chart of wavelengths as compared to common objects. There are four questions to answer about the information. This can be...
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Marine Biology - The Story of Waves

For Teachers 5th - 8th
When teaching about the movement of water in the ocean, this PowerPoint will be a terrific support. It covers how waves break and how they are generated. The causes of tides and tsunamis are also detailed. A couple of changes could make...
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Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Water, currents, waves, salt marshes, and The Chesapeake Bay make up the categories for this Jeopardy-style game. In terms of functionality, it works well. However, it is unlikely that you focus on the Chesapeake Bay as part of your...
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Interactive Waves

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners investigate the Science concept of waves and how they travel. They identify the characteristics of electromagnetic waves that include wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. Students apply the use of technology in order to gather...
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The Sun's Energy

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how the sun's energy arrives as light with a range of wavelengths. They discuss the characteristics of light, examine the color of light using a spectroscope, and conduct an experiment using water and thermometers....
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Sunlight and Evaporation

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a simple inquiry experiment designed to demonstrate that the energy from sunlight can evaporate water. Young scientists follow provided procedural steps to construct a model of our atmosphere using a bowl, a cup, water and...
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Measuring the Wavelengths of Visible Light

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students demonstrate use of an Emission tube power supply, a diffraction grating, and a scientific calculator to determine the different wavelengths of light.
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate light as waves and view evidence of the types of light waves. They discuss the wave energy and wavelength of the various types of light.
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Interactive Online Light Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students participate in an online interactive activity in which they discover types of light, wavelengths of light, and how astronomers use different wavelengths. Activity includes links for other activities and lab activities including...
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Sound Waves

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using a karaoke machine, a guitar, and other devices, learners explore the way sound waves travel. Using this hands on approach, learners can get a better understanding of wavelength, frequency, and more.
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Waves: the Nature of Waves

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Each of the slides has some information or a few definitions about the travel of energy through different media.  There are references given to obtain further information, which makes this slideshow a great tool for introduction or as a...
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Doppler Ducks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The study of waves is not a quacking matter! Watch as a duck manipulates the behavior of its waves through its motion. Graphs show the frequency and wavelength of the waves. 
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Davisson-Germer: Electron Diffraction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Davisson Germer experiment helped scientists develop the electron microscope. Pupils explore the Davisson Germer experiment, which showed that electrons possess wave-like properties. Individuals shoot electrons at atoms and can view...
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Study Jams! Waves & Currents

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
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...
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Waves and Sound

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore how sound travels as waves with a straightforward lesson that explains the basics of waves in relation to sound. The presentation considers sound waves in both open and closed pipes and shows how to calculate wavelength and...
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Waves

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
What is a physicist's favorite part of sports? Doing the wave. The presentation covers longitudinal, transverse, surface, and standing waves. It includes in-depth information on frequency, wavelength, period, amplitude, reflection,...
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AP Physics 1: Mechanical Waves Review

For Students 11th - 12th
Ride the wave to a successful exam! Review everything AP Physics pupils will need to know about mechanical waves for the AP exam with a concise, engaging, and accurate video. A wonderful way to review before the exam.
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Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The nature of waves is revealed through a tank of water and computer animations. Your physics learners will be illuminated by viewing this explanatory video.
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Determining Wave Frequency from a Graph

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Starting with the definitions of wave terms and cycles, the following five slides explain how a wave can be displayed on a graph. After seeing numerous examples with different frequencies and magnitudes, your pupils should be able to...
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Shrinky Dinks® Palettes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a fun and clever lesson for teaching physics classes how to calculate wavelength if given the energy and frequency data. On a worksheet, they compute wavelengths using a table of information that you provide. On a paper palette,...
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Waves Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this frequency worksheet, students answer 10 questions about frequency and waves. The name of a teach appears at the top of this page.
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Raven Chapter 10 Guided Notes: Photosynthesis

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Kim B. Foglia has designed a comprehensive series of AP biology worksheets. This one focuses learners on the progression of photosynthesis in plants. In this assignment, they identify structures and steps on high-quality diagrams, use...
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Jeopardy 8th Grade (Science)

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many topics touched upon in this Jeopardy-style science game, that it is difficult to classify! The categories include electricity, matter, ecology, earth and space, and scientific investigation. This would best be used at...
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Physics 240 UnTest 3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
It is called an "UnTest" because it is a practice test for an upcoming exam. In it, your first-year physicists practice solving problems pertaining to wave motion, pendulum period, and moment of inertia. There are eight problems in all...
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Sound

For Students 6th - 8th
In this physics worksheet, students use the clues given on the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle on sound. There are 18 clues to solve in the puzzle.
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Math Practice for Properties of Light

For Students 9th - 12th
These fifteen questions require pupils to employ their math skills along with their knowledge of wavelength frequencies and behavior. Answers are included, but no work or explanations. This could be most useful as a review.
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Wavelength, Frequency, Energy Content of One Quantum of Light

For Students 9th - 12th
Given the formulas to help in their calculations, your pupils should find this mixture of definitions and problems a short, but good, review of energy.
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Atomic structure

For Students 10th
A mixture of data about the chemistry of atomic structure and information about wavelengths requires pupils to answer direct questions about the graphs and calculate certain behaviors.
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Electromagnetic Radiation and Bohr Atom

For Students 11th - 12th
In this chemistry worksheet, students study the Bohr atomic model and calculate the wavelength and frequency of given electromagnetic radiation. They answer 9 problems and short answer questions.
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Seeing Mathematics in the Forces of Nature

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students study waves and their characteristics.  In this wave lesson students calculate the speed of waves, wavelength and the period. 
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Fetch Me a Wave

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore waves and how they form.  In this wave lesson students prepare a written report on waves and tsunamis then discuss what they learned.
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Wow Waves (Waves on the Fly)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers formulate hypotheses on wave behavior and test them. In this physics lesson, students compare and contrast transverse and compression waves. They determine the wavelength of transverse waves.
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Waves Interference

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify different wave types and their characteristics.  For this wave lesson students complete activities by activating tuning forks and interpreting data. 
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Slinky Tsunamis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explain tsunamis. In this oceanic lesson, students study the parts of an ocean wave and what type of wave creates a tsunamis. They will design a simulation of a tsunami using a slinky. Students will compare regular ocean waves...
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Nature's Reflection: Why is the Grinch Green?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders experiment with light. In this light lesson, 6th graders experiment with color and light. Students discover that colors are transmitted by light waves and differing levels of light affect color. Lesson references resources...
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Elements of Chemistry: Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore scientific theories and the works of scientists.  In this chemistry lesson plan students develop a timeline  that shows how scientists work was built on the ones before them. 
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Electromagnetic and Physical Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast electromagnetic and physical waves. In this wave lesson, students discover that all waves reflect, refract, and diffract energy. Students work in small groups to experiment with waves and evaluate the type...
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Periodic Motion - The Pendulum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students experiment to determine the period of a pendulum. In this periodic motion lesson, students use different pendulums to determine their periods. They use various amplitudes to determine its effects on the period.
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F(x)g(x): A Tale of Two Functions

For Students 10th - 12th
For this graphing functions worksheet, students solve four problems where they graph given functions, find the sum related to the area under the curve and determine an integral.
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Periodic Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of periodic waves.  In this periodic waves lesson plan, students determine the amplitude, wavelength, period, and phase shift of sine and cosine graphs.  Students use sliders to change the value of a, k, and...
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Slinky Movement Lab

For Students 8th - 11th
In this wave activity, students use Slinky's to observe the properties of waves. They observe longitudinal waves, transverse waves, traveling waves and standing waves and record their observations. They calculate the frequency and...
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Sounds Good to Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars determine density and hardness of wood samples based on several investigations. In this physical science and music lesson, students visit four centers and perform tests on wood samples to determine densities and...
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Why Are Hot Things Red?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this radiation and temperature worksheet, students use 2 methods to derive the Wein Displacement law that shows the relationship between the temperature of a body to the frequency where the Planck curve's value is at its maximum....
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Fermi Observatory Measures the Lumps in Space

For Students 9th - 11th
In this gamma-ray worksheet, students read about the Fermi Gamma-ray Observatory and how it measures the invisible lumps in space. Students solve 3 problems using an equation to determine the time that gamma-rays travel in space and the...
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Measuring Star Temperatures

For Students 7th - 9th
In this measuring star temperatures, students find the temperature of a star using Planck's curve and the Wein Displacement law. Students also find the peak wavelengths for given stars using Planck's curve.
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Sound and Music Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
In this sound and music worksheet, students match 20 terms related to the science of sound and music to their definitions. They also answer 5 questions about sound and how it relates to music.
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Ocean in Motion

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this ocean in motion worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 21 clues about waves, currents, the tides, winds, and surface water.
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Characteristics of Waves

For Students 7th - 10th
In this characteristics of waves worksheet, students answer 9 questions about the structure of waves, the types of waves and the components of waves. They describe the frequency of a wave and calculate the velocity and frequency of waves.
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The Effects of Light Intensity and Wavelength on the Rate of Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars use an on line website to simulate the effects of light intensity and wavelength on photosynthesis. In this photosynthesis lesson plan, students determine how wavelength of light and intensity of light affect the rate at...
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Harmonic Motion and Light Review

For Students 9th - 12th
In this harmonic motion and light worksheet, students review concepts such as identifying motion as harmonic, linear or wave motion, analyzing graphs of position vs. time and pendulum movement, answering questions about light and the...
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Light

For Students 9th - 12th
In this light worksheet, students match 12 terms related to light and the electromagnetic spectrum to their definitions, they order waves by their speed, they analyze the energy and wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum and they...
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Starlight, Star Heat

For Students 7th - 12th
In this stars worksheet, students read how astronomers calculate the temperature of a star by measuring its color. Students use a chart showing star temperatures and colors to complete 3 short answer questions.
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Writing a Plan for Wave Observation

For Students 8th - 10th
In this observation worksheet, students practice writing a plan for observing waves including the instruments used, the objective of the observations and the process used to collect data.
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Earthquakes Study Guide

For Students 8th - 11th
For this earthquakes worksheet, students answer questions about the components of earthquakes, the causes of earthquakes, how they are measured, the types of seismic waves and the types of faults. They also answer questions about the...
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Worksheet 4-1 Atomic Spectra

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this atomic spectra worksheet, students answer eighteen questions about wavelengths of light, the emission spectrum, energy of photons, the frequency of electromagnetic radiation and electrons in the excited state.
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Physics 210

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210 instructional activity, students calculate the frequency of oscillation of several word problems provided. Students find the lowest 5 modes of oscillation in each system presented.
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Introduction to Light

For Students 8th - 12th
In this physics worksheet, students explore the properties of light by filling in a chart on combinations of color, and exploring time/distance traveled, and of light traveling through the solar system. Additionally, students examine...
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IPC Physics Final Review

For Students 9th - 12th
In this physics review worksheet, high schoolers compare experimental variable, simple machines, and Newton's Laws. Students calculate kinetic energy, work, power, speed, and velocity. High schoolers review conduction, convection, and...
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Light

For Students 9th - 12th
In this light worksheet, students read what makes light, the speed of light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Students complete 12 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 9 word problems.
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Calculating Wave Speed

For Students 5th - 8th
In this wave speed worksheet, students will learn how to calculate the speed of waves by dividing the wavelength by the period. Students will then calculate wave speed for 7 different examples.
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Oceans

For Students 5th - 8th
For this ocean motion worksheet, students will give a definition, a cause, and an effect for 3 ocean motions including surface currents, waves, and tides. Then students will write a short essay explaining their opinion on which type of...
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The Energy of Waves

For Students 6th - 8th
For this science worksheet, students examine the topic in order to solidify knowledge covered in the curriculum using puzzles and creative games.
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Beach Zonation

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the characteristics of the beach environment and explore beach zonation. After gathering samples from different areas of the beach, learners discuss how the beaches work and the characteristic of each zone....
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Fundamental Properties of a Wave

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the form and motion of a wave, and examine the fundamental properties of wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. They discuss the fundamental properties of a wave, and in small groups conduct an experiment involving...
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Light Diffraction and Interference

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, to seek answers, and develop solutions. They access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate...
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Marine Environmental Geology

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students take this course as an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Topics include estuarine oceanography and sediments, eutrophication of coastal waters,...
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Making Waves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover a new radar chip by reading and discussing the article "Piercing the Fog With a Tiny Chip." In groups, they create a science fair exhibit describing a technology that harnesses wave energy.
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Sounds Like Music

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students define and examine the connections between sound and music and how engineers design instruments. They listen to examples of musical instruments, view a demonstration of a tuning fork and bottles filled with varying amounts of...
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What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the concept of frequency and wavelength. They analyze how frequency and wavelength relate to each other by conducting an experiment involving measuring and timing wavelengths by pulling adding machine tape through an...
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Colorful Colorado

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the components of white light as viewed through a prism. The multiple colors of the spectrum produced are related to wavelengths and experienced through the creation of a color wheel.
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WAVES AND PHOTONS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the many types of electromagnetic waves, the concept of an EM wave, how James Clerk Maxwell proposed a slight modification of the equations of electricity, Heinrich Hertz and his radio-frequency, wavelengths, and light...
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A Stomping Good Time: Using Found Instruments and Invented Rhythms to Make Beautiful Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work in small groups to use everyday objects to create performances inspired by the work of STOMP. They create a system of notation to document the music and movement of a 2-minute performance.
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Making Waves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students predict and test how the effects of velocity and force of an object or air on water affect the waves created. They diagram a water park ride using their knowledge of these effects to create their desired outcomes.
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A Wiggle in Time Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though an alternative method is suggested, the best way to carry out this investigation is with the use of a computer-interfaced motion detector. Physics fanatics hang a mass on the end of a spring and analyze its motion verbally,...