# ALEX Learning Activity

## Making Waves

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Lisa Rhinehart System: Pell City School: Pell City Board Of Education
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 1634 Title: Making Waves Digital Tool/Resource: Wave Traits Web Address – URL: https://digital.scetv.org/knowitall/nasa/sound/wave_traits.html Overview: The digital tool demonstrates the properties of a wave and defines each of the following terms: frequency, amplitude, wavelength, crest, trough, energy, and Hertz. Students will sketch an ocean scene on a 4x6 note card that depicts a large wave moving toward a beach. Then, the students will label the parts of the wave and write the definitions to the terms on the back of the note card as they discuss the interactive digital tool.  This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 8 Physical Science 17 ) Create and manipulate a model of a simple wave to predict and describe the relationships between wave properties (e.g., frequency, amplitude, wavelength) and energy. a. Analyze and interpret data to illustrate an electromagnetic spectrum.
Learning Objectives:

The students will...

• identify wave properties such as crest, trough, wavelength, amplitude, and frequency.
• describe the relationship between frequency, amplitude, and wavelength.
• create a model of a wave.
Strategies, Preparations and Variations