Galva High School and Stark County High School

Integrated Science Curriculum

Year 3: Theme - Grand Designs

III. Wave Unit

A. Wave properties

  1. Types of waves
    1. Lecture: Longitudinal vs. transverse waves
    2. Lecture: Electromagnetic vs. mechanical waves
    3. Lab 39: "Waves" (IP, p. 123)
  2. Formulation of waves
    1. Demo: Ripple tank
    2. Experiment 14.1: "Ripple tank waves" (MP, pp. 81-86)
  3. Properties of waves
    1. Demo: Ripple tank
    2. Investigation: "Wave motion" (MES-HRW, p. ?)
    3. Experiment 14.2: "Velocity, wavelength, & frequency in " (MP, pp. 87-90)
B. Sound waves
  1. Properties of sound waves
    1. Lab 40: "Properties of sound waves" (IP, p. 127)
    2. Lab 41: "Intensity of sound waves" (IP, p. 131)
  2. Sound waves in different media
  3. Applications of sound waves
    1. Activity: "Good vibrations" (HOGSA, p. 54)
C. Light waves
  1. Formation of light
    1. Lecture: Luminous vs. illuminated bodies
    2. Lecture: thermal, electron, & photon simulation
  2. Transmission of light
    1. Demo: "Light travels in a straight line"
    2. Demo: "Inverse square law"
  3. Properties of light
    1. Demo: Reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, polarization
    2. Demo: Blackboard optics
  4. Applications of light
    1. Lab: "Lens lab"
    2. Lab: "Mirror lab"
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