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Chapter 1, Book 4, Waves + 4.4 Radiation

Waves, Cpt 1, Book 4 + 4.4 Radiation


 Quizlet for radiation, 4.4

Powerpoint Notes on Waves 

Review sheets for radiation and waves

Quizlet for Chapter 1 Waves

 Review sheets on waves, ediited (to answer in google docs)

                                                                           quizlet combined of Waves and radiation

 Link to online textbook:  Chemical Building Blocks, Web Code: cae 0622 for Radiation Material

  Link to online textbook:  Sound and Light, Web Code: cae 0626


Radioactive Elements


SKIP:  movie - fire from the sun

Write a summary in your own words about the main points for the following headings, uses resources below:

  1. nuclear reactions and isotopes 
  2. radioactive decay (+ 3 types)
  3. Half Life
  4. Use of radioactive isotopes
  5. Safe use of radioactive materials 


text pages 133- 139

pdf scan of 4.4 text pages

Website Tutorial on Radioactive Elements

Voice Thread on Nuclear Reactions 

Movie:  Fire from the Sun; movie questions  

SKIP:  Part 2:

ReadWorks Article:  Radiation:  What You Need to Know


pHET Simulation Radioactive dating

PHEt simulation

Activity Instructions


Half Life Lab

That's Half-Life instructions 


What are Waves

Notes on 1.1

 Read pages 14-17.  In a google document, record each heading.  Write a short summary for each heading.  Find an image on google images that illustrates the topic of each heading and include that with the summary, caption the pictures.


text pages - handout 

flowchart on types of waves

 VoiceThread on Waves


Properties of Waves

Notes on 1.2

Hippocampus movie clip on ocean waves

Part 1:  Read the handout "Properties of Waves".  As you read make a list of the properties of waves.  Write a sentence that describes each property.


text pages:  handout

Video clip (2 minutes) on wave properties 

VoiceThread on Properties of Waves  

Internet activity 


Part 2:  calculating waves' speed, frequency, or wavelength.

 Using the formula provided, solve the following problems:

        Speed = wavelength X frequency

        Frequency = speed ÷ wavelength

        Wavelength = speed ÷ frequency

1.  A wave has a wavelength of 5mm and a frequency of 2 Hz.  At what speed does the wave travel?

2.  The speed of a wave on a guitar string is 100 m/s and the frequency is 1,000 Hz.  What is the wavelength of the wave? 


Part 3:  Waves on a String .  Explore the following web activity.  Write a summary of your findings, in particular address how changing amplitude affects frequency and wavelength and how changing frequency affects amplitude and wavelength..

Waves on a String 

Phet for chrome:  waves on a string

Wavey Motion

lab instructions


Interactions of Waves

Notes on 1.3

Read the handout "Interaction of Waves".   In a word document, record each heading.  Write a short summary for each heading.  Find an image on google images that illustrates the topic of each heading and include that with the summary, caption the pictures


text pages:  handout

Voicethread on Interaction of Waves 



Wave Phet simulation

Waves in a String Phet simulation

Waves on a string instructions


Lab:  making Waves


Lab:  Making Waves  - instructions


Seismic Waves

Notes on 1-4

Read the packet "seismic Waves" pages 32-34 and answer the following questions:

  1. What is a seismic wave commonly called?
  2. How does a seismic wave form?
  3. What are the 3 typpes of waves in a seismic wave?
  4. What is the other name for a primary wave?
  5. Is a primary wave longitudinal or transverse?
  6. What is the other name for a secondary wave?
  7. Is a secondary wave longitudinal or transverse?
  8. What causes the surface wave?
  9. Which of the 3 types of waves causes the most severe ground movement?
  10. Which of the 3 types of waves moves the fastest?
  11. Which of the 3 types of waves moves the slowest?
  12. Which of the 3 types of waves can't travel through liquids?
  13. What is a tsunami?
  14. What is a seismograph?
  15. How does a seismograph work?
  16. How can a scientist determine how far away an earthquake occurred?
  17. How can a scientist tell where the earthquake occurred?
  18. What else can a seismograph do other than detect earthquakes?



Seismic Waves - text handout 

VoiceThread on Seismic Waves  

Part 2:

ReadWorks Article:  Finding Fault


Sound Waves


Part 2: 

ReadWorks Article:  The Sounds of Baseball



Lab options:  Polymer Packaging - instructions 


Chapter Review for final exam on 4.4 radiation and Cpt 1 Waves


 Exam review handout

Link to a combined quizlet of all terms.

optional stuff:

Publishers self-test on waves

 scan of textbook cpt review for waves