I designed this NEW worksheet as a review of the basic properties of transverse and longitudinal waves for my 8th graders.
1. Measuring wave frequency, wavelength (in cm), amplitude and speed of transverse waves.
2. Measuring frequency, wavelength and speed of longitudinal waves.
3. Students are also challenged to draw their own waves of a certain frequency. Lastly, students are asked to compare waves based on their speed and frequency.
Students will need to be familiar with the following vocabulary to complete the worksheet on their own:
· transverse wave
· wave frequency
· sound wave
· wave speed
· longitudinal wave