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Carolina™ Introduction to Waves Kit

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Grades 9–12. Through engaging activities students explore electromagnetic, mechanical, and seismic waves to learn what all waves have in common. Materials support 8 teams rotating through stations. Includes instructions.

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$125.00

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Grades 9–12. Students model seismic waves with gelatin, calculate the refractive index of water, and use tuning forks to calculate the speed of sound and determine frequency from resonance. Through these engaging activities students explore electromagnetic, mechanical, and seismic waves to learn what all waves have in common. Materials support 8 teams rotating through stations. Includes instructions.

Objectives

  • Model underground seismic P and S waves and determine the relationship of velocity, wavelength, and frequency
  • Model seismic surface waves simulating Love and Rayleigh waves
  • Use tuning fork resonance to determine the speed of sound in air at room temperature
  • Use resonance to determine the frequency of an unknown tuning fork at room temperature
  • Measure light’s refraction through water and calculate water’s refractive index

This activity helps you teach the following Next Generation Science Standards:
1-PS4-1: Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
4-PS4-1: Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

  • When light shines on an object, it is reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through the object, depending on the object’s material and the frequency (color) of the light. (MS-PS4-2)
  • The path that light travels can be traced as straight lines, except at surfaces between different transparent materials (e.g., air and water, air and glass) where the light path bends. (MS-PS4-2)
  • A wave model of light is useful for explaining brightness, color, and the frequency-dependent bending of light at a surface between media. (MS-PS4-2)
  • However, because light can travel through space, it cannot be a matter wave, like sound or water waves. (MS-PS4-2)

  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Coiled Springs 2 Included
Tuning Forks, Set of 3 2 Included
Tuning Fork Activator 1 Included
Plastic Tubes with Open Ends 2 Included
Plastic Tubes with 1 Closed End 2 Included
Flashlights with Batteries 2 Included
Staining Trays 4 Included
Semicircular Refraction Dishes 2 Included
Gelatin, 3 oz 1 Included
Medium Binder Clips 2 Included
Small White Cubes 12 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Metersticks 2 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatches or Timers 2 Needed, Not Included
Metric Rulers 2 Needed, Not Included
Masking Tape, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Index Cards, 3 x 5” 2 Needed, Not Included
Laboratory Thermometers 2 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 400 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 250 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Straws 2 Needed, Not Included
Plastic Knife 1 Needed, Not Included
Aluminum Foil, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Scientific Calculators 2 Needed, Not Included
Water Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
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