Transverse Waves Worksheet: Wavelength, Amplitude, Frequency and Speed

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Use this interactive worksheet to reinforce the basic design of transverse waves and to introduce the calculation of frequency and speed.

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Part 1 – students measure the amplitude and wavelength (in cm) of 6 different wave trains. They are guided in counting frequency and calculating speed (wavelength x frequency).

Part 2 – Analysis – through a series of questions, students compare frequency and wave speed as they learn that the amount of energy a wave carries is a property of frequency rather than speed (a common misconception for students!).

Vocabulary Learned:

• Wavelength

• Amplitude

• Wave speed

• Frequency

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4 pages
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NGSSHS-PS4-1
Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media. Examples of data could include electromagnetic radiation traveling in a vacuum and glass, sound waves traveling through air and water, and seismic waves traveling through the earth. Assessment is limited to algebraic relationships and describing those relationships qualitatively.
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.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

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