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Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

 
42 Lesson(s)
   

Period and Frequency of a Pendulum

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use pendulums to observe and collect data on periodic motion.

 
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pendulum
   

Making Waves and Determining Mathematical Relationships

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students make waves and find an important relationship between variables.

 
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making waves
   

Creating a Radiation Journal

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Radiation is a word used and misused frequently - students must come to grips with what we truly mean when we use it.

 
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sound light
   

Velocity Law For Waves

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Waves can be described as functions of space or functions of time and these realms are related to one another.

 
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x 15 model in supersonic tunnel
   

Periodic Motion and Waves

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students identify longitudinal and transverse waves as a type of periodic motion.

 
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phet
   

Using the Wave Equation to Solve Problems

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use the wave equation and explain how to solve wave equation problems to the class.

 
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wave partner
   

The Nature of Light: Wave Properties

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Light, like other electromagnetic phenomenon, can be described by wave properties.

 
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em spectrum properties reflected svg
   

Wave Lab Stations, Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students participate in lab stations about the wave phenomena.

 
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sound
   

Be the Expert: Wave Phenomena Jigsaw, Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students jigsaw the wave phenomena and create a Frayer model for a wave phenomenon like Doppler effect, light as a wave or particle, and resonance.

 
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be the expert student
   

Wave Properties

High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
High School Physics » Unit: Electromagnetics
Timothy Brennan
Woodstock, VT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Waves can be described verbally, graphically, and algebraically.

 
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waves on an oscillascope
   

Splashing Around With Sound

High School Physics » Unit: Sound Waves
High School Physics » Unit: Sound Waves
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students splash their way into sound when they learn how sound is created and see it in action with tuning forks.

 
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water splash tuning fork
   

Wave Relationships

High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
High School Physics » Unit: Waves and Wave Phenomena
Anna Meyer
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use information from simulations to develop qualitative relationships for wave quantities.

 
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phet part
   

Anatomy of a Wave

High School Physics » Unit: Simple Harmonic Motion
High School Physics » Unit: Simple Harmonic Motion
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students describe waves with vocabulary words such as amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and period.

 
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wave
   

The Doppler Effect

High School Physics » Unit: Sound Waves
High School Physics » Unit: Sound Waves
Sara Leins
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students continue to roll through this unit of sound when the see a Doppler Ball and define the Doppler effect in terms of frequency and movement of the observer.

 
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doppler effect
   

Electromagnetic Spectrum Mapping

High School Physics » Unit: Waves
High School Physics » Unit: Waves
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When electromagnetic waves interact with matter, they are either absorbed, reflected or transmitted.

 
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student spectrum
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