This comprehensive Middle School NGSS lab pack on MS-PS4 Waves is designed to align with the NGSS Middle School MS-PS4 standards. There are 5 separate labs in this pack. Two of the labs have Claim, Evidence and Reasoning (CER) questions (with teacher answer guidelines).
All labs include teacher guidelines, background work (suitable for preparatory homework) and the actual lab.
Labs included are:
Lab 1 - Make A Wave - Students make a model of a wave using everyday household items and experiment and explore the properties of the wave
Lab 2 - Light Travels in Straight Lines - includes a background worksheet, lab and CER questions
Lab 3 - Light and Sound Reflection Lab - includes a background worksheet, lab and CER questions
Lab 4 - Light Refraction Lab - the background work for this is for students to read an article about the archer fish before completing the lab
Lab 5 - Interactive Wave Simulator Lab - this is a fantastic online resource that compliments (or you could use this to replace) the first lab on making a wave. Students will go to the link on the handout and experiment with changing the frequency and amplitude of a wave and answer questions on this. This could also be given as a homework assignment.
There are links to online video resources that will help reinforce the concepts taught.
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