HS-PS4-1: Wave Properties in Various Media

Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include electromagnetic radiation traveling in a vacuum and glass, sound waves traveling through air and water, and seismic waves traveling through the Earth.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to algebraic relationships and describing those relationships qualitatively.


Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS4.A: Wave Properties

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Waves
Wave properties
 - frequency
 - wavelength
 - speed
Relationship (𝑣 = 𝑓𝜆)
Media
Cause and Effect


Learning Plan


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