Reflection: Routines and Procedures Sound Review - Section 2: Introduction with a Standing Waves Ranking Task


I sometimes worry that my routine is too predictable or monotonous for my students - or even worse, that they find AP Physics boring! I recently asked a table of my students if they felt this way, and their response surprised me. They responded by saying that they appreciated my routine and it was comforting to know what classroom experiences would be part of their future. One of the students specifically said that he "particularly liked classroom routines because it made it easier to make up work" when he was absent. Another student told me she'd only find the routine boring if "we did the same ranking task each and every time, but they are all so different!" With this feedback, I plan to continue using ranking tasks to challenge and engage my students on a regular basis.

  Too many ranking tasks?
  Routines and Procedures: Too many ranking tasks?
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Sound Review

Unit 8: Sound Waves
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to solve and explain problems involving concepts of sound waves.

Big Idea: Students turn into teachers today when they demonstrate their knowledge about sound waves.

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Science, Sound, Physical Science, Sounds Waves, Doppler Effect, sound waves, AP Physics, resonance, standing waves, speed of sound
  50 minutes
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