The Physics Classroom: Categories of Waves Relations
Physics Front Related Resources
Explore the topic of tsunamis at this PBS website.
Use a slinky to demonstrate wave categories and behaviors.
This set of lesson plans from Teacher's Domain centers around the use of slinkies and videos to explore the different types of waves and the nature of a wave.
Before you get too far into your instruction on waves, learn about common misconceptions that students have.
Be prepared for those student questions about tsunamis. Use this resource to deepen your understanding.
These workshop-style tutorials and accompanying activities guide students through various wave topics - including the categories of waves.
Other Related Resources
Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and enjoy a photo overview of the topic of waves.
View four animations that distinguish between longitudinal waves, transverse waves, water waves and surface waves.
Looking for a lab that coordinates with this page? Try the Wave Motion Lab from The Laboratory.
Learning requires action. Give your students this sense-making activity from The Curriculum Corner.
Need ideas? Need help? Explore The Physics Front's treasure box of catalogued resources on Types of Mechanical Waves.
Demonstrate the distinction between longitudinal waves, transverse waves, water waves and surface waves.
Create a new relation