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Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics #39

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Title:

Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics #39

URL:

https://www.pbs.org/video/light-is-waves-crash-course-physics-39-reswy6/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

The way light behaves can seem very counterintuitive, and many physicists would agree with that, but once you figure out light waves it all starts to make more sense. In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Dr. Shini shows us how we know that light exists as a wave and why that's really cool.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 9-12
Physics
8 ) Investigate the nature of wave behavior to illustrate the concept of the superposition principle responsible for wave patterns, constructive and destructive interference, and standing waves (e.g., organ pipes, tuned exhaust systems).

a. Predict and explore how wave behavior is applied to scientific phenomena such as the Doppler effect and Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR).

Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Planning and Carrying out Investigations
Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and Function
Disciplinary Core Idea: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Investigate the nature of wave behavior.
  • Illustrate the concept of the superposition principle responsible for wave patterns.
  • Illustrate the concept of the superposition principle responsible for constructive and destructive interference.
  • Illustrate the concept of the superposition principle responsible for standing waves.
  • Explore and explain how wave behavior is applied to scientific phenomena such as the Doppler Effect and Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR).
  • Predict what the wave pattern would be for an object at rest or an object moving toward or away from an observer using the Doppler Effect and SONAR.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • model
  • Doppler Effect
  • constructive interference
  • destructive interference
  • standing wave
  • superposition principle
  • wave
  • wave speed
  • frequency
  • period
  • speed of light
  • speed of sound
  • wavelength
  • medium
  • SONAR
  • RADAR
  • Red shift
  • ultrasound
  • crest
  • trough
  • amplitude
  • node
  • antinode
  • sound
  • mechanical
  • electromagnetic
  • compression
  • rarefaction
  • longitudinal
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The concept of the superposition principle.
  • The relationship among frequency, wavelength and speed.
  • The relationship between frequency and pitch.
  • The relationship between wavelength and color.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Illustrate/model the concept of the superposition principle responsible for wave patterns.
  • Illustrate/model waveforms to show interference.
  • Illustrate/model waveforms to show standing waves.
  • Explore wave behavior.
  • Make predictions about wave behavior as applied to phenomena such as Doppler and SONAR.
  • Locate information from multiple sources.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • When waves interfere they form wave patterns predicted by the law of superposition.
  • Wave behavior, known as the Doppler Effect, can be used to determine the relative speed of objects producing or reflecting waves.
AMSTI Resources:
ASIM Module:
Wave Behavior; Vibrating String; Doppler Demo; Properties of Sound; Palm Pipes; Speed of Sound; Spectrum of Stars; Double Slit Diffraction
Tags: diffraction, Huygens Principle, interference, light, physics, wave
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Author: Stephanie Carver