MS-PS4-1: Wave Properties

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on describing waves with both qualitative and quantitative thinking.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include electromagnetic waves and is limited to standard repeating waves.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS4.A: Wave Properties

Crosscutting Concepts


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.



Anchor Charts



Wave properties
 - Wavelength
 - Frequency
 - Amplitude
Wave energy

Learning Plans

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