Unit Title: Waves
Unit Time Frame: 3-4 weeks
During this unit, students will explore how
a change in energy affects the characteristics
of a wave and its applications in daily life.
--How does a change in energy affect the
characteristics of a wave?
--What are the characteristics of wave types?
--Waves tranfer energy, have measurable
properties, and behave in predictable ways.
--Conduct investigations demonstrating the
separation of white light into its spectrum
--Describe how waves travel through
different kinds of media
--Differentiate among reflection, refraction,
and absorption of various types of waves
--Explain how energy is transferred through waves:
• seismic waves
• sound waves
• water waves
• electromagnetic waves
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