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.




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

Mechanical wave (e.g. sound and water waves)
Medium
Light waves (amplitude is brightness and frequency is color)
Materials
Reflection
Absorption
Transmission
Structure and Function


Learning Plans


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