6th - 8th grade
a disturbance caused by energy moving through a system in a cyclical pattern
high point of a wave
Low point of a wave
Height of a wave above the centerline
How fast the wave is moving through a medium
Number of waves passing a given point in a certain amount of time, measured in Hertz (Hz)
Distance between points where the wave begins to repeat itself
The way waves travel
Wave that vibrates in the direction of its propagation
When a wave bounces off of something and moves in a different direction
Waves that propagate through the earth due to a geologic disturbance like an earthquake
when a wave is bent by traveling from one medium to another
Which letter corresponds to the amplitude?
Which letter corresponds to the wavelength?
Which color has the lowest frequency?
when a wave hits a medium and transfers its energy to the particles of that medium
The substance that a wave is passing through
A wave that propagates sound, requires a medium
a form of electromagnetic radiation that doesn't require a medium to pass through