Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum


Waves include the following concepts:

• The Nature of Waves
• Features of Waves
• Behavior of Waves
• Electromagnetic Spectrum
• Communicating with Radio Waves

Students will be able to:

• Recognize waves carry energy not matter
• Compare and contrast compressional waves and transverse waves
• Identify the parts of a wave – wavelength, frequency, period, amplitude, crest, trough
• Explain how a waves amplitude and energy are related
• Calculate wave speed
• Explain why waves change direction when they travel from one medium to another
• Compare and contrast refraction and diffraction
• Describe constructive and destructive interference
• Describe properties of electromagnetic waves
• Compare the various types of electromagnetic waves – xrays, ultraviolet, gamma, infrared
• Distinguish between AM and FM radio
• Identify different uses of radio waves

Each concept shares:

• Actual photos of INPUT/OUTPUT pages of Science Interactive Notebook
• Instructions on how to create/use/complete activity for OUTPUT side
• Mini-Quizzes for each concept to check students’ understanding
• Answer Keys for all mini-quizzes

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Total Pages: 26
Answer Key: Included

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