Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Catch a Wave - Section 1: Introduction


The reason that I decided to include the rotations is that the standard calls for students to model a wave, but doesn't give any guidance on how to help them understand that energy travels in waves.  I really looked for a way that my students could observe some sort of phenomenon, but I wasn't able to come up with anything at the right scale.  Instead, I determined that creating models through a variety of experiences was the best way I could provide an opportunity for my students to latch onto a representation that made sense to them, and hopefully it will serve as a foundation for later learning.

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Catch a Wave

Unit 7: Light, Waves, and Data
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT model a wave in a variety of ways.

Big Idea: How can you model how waves move?

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