MS-PS4-2: Wave Reflection, Absorption, and Transmission
Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. (Structure and Function)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on both light and mechanical waves. Examples of models could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to qualitative applications pertaining to light and mechanical waves.
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Mechanical wave (e.g. sound and water waves)
Light waves (amplitude is brightness and frequency is color)
Structure and Function
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