ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] PS8 (8) 17 :
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.

Subject: Science (8)
Title: Making Waves

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.

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