Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties

Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
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Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
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Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
Candy Wave Machine - Modeling Wave Motion and Properties
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NGSSMS-PS4-1
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In this activity, students create a wave machine that demonstrates transverse wave motion and wave properties using bamboo skewers and gummy candy.

The concept that "waves transport energy but not matter" can be a difficult one for students to grasp - that's where the candy wave machine comes in handy! This highly interactive activity is particularly useful for visual and kinesthetic learners.

Purchase of this activity comes with instructions for building the candy wave machine and 5 reflection questions that review:

  • Definition of a wave
  • Definition of a medium
  • Transverse wave motion
  • Amplitude & Frequency
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NGSSMS-PS4-1
Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave. Emphasis is on describing waves with both qualitative and quantitative thinking. Assessment does not include electromagnetic waves and is limited to standard repeating waves.
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