I designed this worksheet as a review of the basic properties of transverse and longitudinal waves for my 8th graders.
The first page focuses on measuring wave frequency, wavelength (in cm), amplitude and speed.
The second page includes drawing a transverse wave and labeling a longitudinal wave along with short answer/analysis questions.
Students will need to be familiar with the following vocabulary to complete the worksheet on their own:
• wavelength • transverse wave
• wave frequency • sound wave
• amplitude • compression
• wave speed • rarefaction
• mechanical wave • medium
• electromagnetic wave