Waves and Density

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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 procedures, collect data, and reach a conclusion in their quest to understand waves and density.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lesson fits well during a unit on plate tectonics
  • Use pre-assessment to assign pairs of students with similar knowledge
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior knowledge of wave types, characteristics of waves, how to calculate wave speed, states of matter, layers of the Earth, and plate tectonics are necessary
  • As with many inquiry lessons, the suggested duration could vary significantly

  • Provides summative and formative assessments
  • Resources include text and a website

  • None
Common Core