In this activity, the students will use the “Anatomy of the Wave” video to learn and answer questions about waves. In the video, students will look at the anatomy of waves and learn vocabulary words such as crests, troughs, wavelength, amplitude, frequency, period, and velocity. Finally, students will develop a model of waves through abstract visual art to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength.
This resource was created as a part of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
In this learning activity, students will gather evidence that spiderwebs transmit vibrations. Students will investigate how a spider reacts to vibrations in its web using a tuning fork. Finally, students will construct their own spider web out of yarn to show the relationship between the vibrations on the web and the spider's reaction to its prey.
This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.
In this learning activity, students construct an instrument to demonstrate properties of sound. Students use their instrument to help model the transmission of sound.
This activity is an excellent video for introducing a unit on waves. This is a video of a rubber duck being placed in a container of water. The question, "Why doesn't the duck move across the container?" is posed at the start and end of the video. The purpose of this activity is to get the students excited about waves and thinking about the movement of waves. This activity can be used whole group or small group as a center activity.
This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.