Wave Webquest

Wave Webquest

Name ______________________________________ Date ______________ Per ________
 
 
Waves Webquest
 
What is a Wave?
 
Click on the link:
http://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/lsps07_int_waves/?utm_source=teachersdomain_redirect/asset
/lsps07_int_waves/utm_medium=teachersdomain/asset/lsps07_int_waves/utm_campaign=td_redirects
1. Describe the motion of the wave of the people and the string. What type of wave is being
demonstrated in these examples?
 
2. Under the "Demonstration" Tab, experiment with different medium densities and wave controls.
Describe the changes you observe as you adjust the different variables.
 
 
3. Under the "Water Waves" Tab, watch the water waves animation and then explain the
motion of a water wave
 
 
 
4. What are mechanical waves?
 
5. How do transverse waves differ from longitudinal waves?
 
 
6. Illustrate and give an example of transverse and longitudinal wave.
 
 
 
7. Sketch a diagram of a transverse wave. Be sure to label the crest, trough, positive
amplitude, negative amplitude, and wavelength.
 
 
 
 
 
8. What does the straight line in a transverse wave represent?
 
 
9. What is frequency and what unit is it measured in?
 
 
10. On the website, try adjusting the frequency on the animation. Then explain how
frequency and wavelength are related.
 
 
 
Click on the link:
11.  Experiment with the wave's frequency and amplitude.  Observe what happens to the wavelength with each change you make. Write 4-­‐5 complete sentences about your observations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Follow the direction on the site. Write 3-­‐4 sentences about what you learned.
 
 
 
 
Once ya get all the "work done above Check out this new website sponsored by the U.S. Navy. Play the fun interactive games dealing with Science and Engineering Types of Jobs
 
And another one just for fun is http://balldroppings.com/js/
 
 Also you can try to see if this interactive wave simulator works (you may have to click download)
 
 
 
 
 
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