Introduction to Waves: Liquid Matter, Sound, and Light

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Title Introduction to Waves: Liquid Matter, Sound, and Light
Description This activity is an exploratory activity designed for the middle school level or as an introductory to waves, sound, and light. Students will examine the parts to a wave and discover the meaning of amplitude and frequency. Students will explore waves generated by liquid matter. They will explore sound waves and the particle movement involved in sound production. Students will explore the waves of light and discover the differences between colors on the visible light spectrum. This activity can be easily modified to highlight the phenomena associated with waves, sound, and light and be a launching point for NGSS learning activities supporting MS-PS3 Energy and MS-PS4 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords energy, light, liquid, matter, sound, wave, waves
Simulation(s) Waves Intro (HTML5)

Author(s) Lonny Villalobos, M.Ed.
School / Organization Edward Harris Jr. Middle School, Elk Grove CA
Date submitted 10/4/19
Date updated 10/4/19