Let's Do the Wave!
Eighth graders do "the wave" (spectators at sporting events), knock down rows of dominoes, and play with Slinky toys as they discover the concept of waves. In groups, they create a video presentation about waves.
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Conditions at Sea Introductory Activity, Making Waves
Students explore waves and wind. In this physical and earth science wave lesson, students participate in a wave making activity with an aquarium and a hair dryer. Students complete a data chart recording wave height and related factors....
5th - 8th Science
How We Know About the Earth's Core
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...
6 mins 8th - 11th Science
Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Sonic Boom Problem
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.
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable