Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

Performance Expectations

1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

Science and Engineering Practices

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Mathematical and computational thinking at the 6–8 level builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to identifying patterns in large data sets and using mathematical concepts to support explanations and arguments.

Connections to Nature of Science

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

Planning Curriculum

Common Core State Standards Connections

ELA/Literacy

• SL.8.5 - Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. (MS-PS4-1)

Mathematics

• 6.RP.A.1 - Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. (MS-PS4-1)
• 6.RP.A.3 - Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations. (MS-PS4-1)
• 7.RP.A.2 - Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. (MS-PS4-1)
• 8.F.A.3 - Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. (MS-PS4-1)
• MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (MS-PS4-1)
• MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (MS-PS4-1)

Resources & Lesson Plans

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• In this series of games, your students will learn about the different types of waves, their anatomy, and how they are generated. The Waves and Their Properties learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagem...

• From TeachEngineering - Students learn the physical properties of sound, how it travels and how noise impacts human health—including the quality of student learning. They learn different techniques that engineers use in industry to monitor noise leve...

• The goal of the Waves on a String virtual labs is to allow students to investigate how sound waves can change. Students conduct investigations to understand the relationship between string thickness, length, and tension.

• The goal of the Waves on a String virtual labs is to allow students to investigate how sound waves can change. Students conduct investigations to understand the relationship between string thickness, length, and tension.

Planning Curriculum gives connections to other areas of study for easier curriculum creation.