Traveling Waves: Crash Course Physics #17

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 discussion of reflection and interference.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to introduce the characteristics of waves
  • Record new vocabulary and examples in a concept map
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of the characteristics of a wave
Pros

  • Provides an option for closed captioning to aid in note taking
  • Presenter's passion for the material shows in her presentation
Cons

  • None