Waves Asynchronous Learning Assignment Pack

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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Description

Students will enjoy learning about waves with this asynchronous assignment pack! Included in this pack are:

  • A virtual lab that can be done asynchronously or in class. The virtual lab includes videos that provide a virtual slinky lab experience (45 mins)
  • An at home lab that includes building a spectroscope (1 hour)
  • A fun video about finding the speed of light with a microwave (15 mins)
  • A writing assignment that has students create their own clickbait article about UV radiation. Includes a collaborative google doc for students to work together on research. (90 mins)
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

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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-PS4-2
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions. Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.
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.
NGSSHS-PS4-4
Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter. Emphasis is on the idea that photons associated with different frequencies of light have different energies, and the damage to living tissue from electromagnetic radiation depends on the energy of the radiation. Examples of published materials could include trade books, magazines, web resources, videos, and other passages that may reflect bias. Assessment is limited to qualitative descriptions.

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