Make Some Waves

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From TeachEngineering - In this activity, students use their own creativity (and their bodies) to make longitudinal and transverse waves. Through the use of common items, they will investigate the different between longitudinal and transverse waves.

Performance Expectations

3-PS2-2   Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

4-PS4-1   Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.