9.1 Energy and Waves PW1

PW1 Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models. (ACSSU182)


a. explain, in terms of the particle model, the processes underlying convection and conduction of heat energy
  • Intro Video (Mythbusters) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6cMmk8LZgQ

b. identify situations where waves transfer energy

c. describe qualitatively, using the wave model, the features of waves including wavelength, frequency and speed

d. explain, using the particle model, the transmission of sound in different mediums

e. relate the properties of different types of radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum to their uses in everyday life, including communications technology CCT

f. describe the occurrence and some applications of absorption, reflection and refraction in everyday situations CCT