Reflection: Rigor Anatomy of a Wave - Section 2: A Simple Harmonic Motion Pop Quiz


My students absolutely HATE pop quizzes and I often get a lot of moans and groans when I announce one. However, giving students a short assessment to evaluate prior knowledge is one way that I ensure rigor in my classroom. The AP Physics 1 exam requires that students have such a deep and extensive knowledge of physics and can recall that knowledge quickly and efficiently. It's my hope then, that when I give students a pop quiz, I'm giving an opportunity to practice recalling information quickly and efficiently. Also, pop quizzes force students to apply recently learned knowledge and provide me, the teacher, with insight on how they are doing in the classroom.

  Pop Quiz Moans & Groans
  Rigor: Pop Quiz Moans & Groans
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Anatomy of a Wave

Unit 10: Simple Harmonic Motion
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to define waves in terms of amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and period.

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

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Science, Waves, wavelength, amplitude, frequency (Waves), Motion, period, AP Physics, Simple Harmonic Motion, physics
  50 minutes
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