Do you need differentiated Properties of Waves stations activities for your Waves unit? Perfect for a middle school physical science class studying longitudinal waves, transverse waves, mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves. This resource will help you reach and assess your students in a multitude of ways. This resource includes 7 stations with minimal prep involved. There is a printable version, editable PowerPoint version and a Digital Google Slides™ version that will help you save on time and paper!
The 7 types of stations include:
1. Discover – Students will research real-world application of waves in regards to sound and the ocean.
2. Observe – Students will use a slinky to observe movement of a wave to create various frequencies/amplitudes.
3. Experiment – Students will perform a mini experiment using a prism and flashlight.
4. Write – Students will explain their answers in 2-3 sentences.
5. Create – Students will create their own infographic that could be used to help other students understand the anatomy of transverse and longitudinal waves.
6. Sort – Students will sort parts of longitudinal and transverse waves to reinforce vocabulary.
7. Quiz – Students will answer a mix of 8 true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions.
*Each station should take students between 8-10 minutes to complete.*
The RESOURCE includes:
- Digital Google Slides™ link to perform stations online.
- Printable version of stations in color and black/white
- Editable PowerPoint version of stations.
⭐ Wave behavior with a medium
⭐ Transverse and longitudinal waves
⭐ Parts of transverse waves (crest, trough)
⭐ Parts of longitudinal waves (compression, rarefaction)
*Please note that the instructions for stations are editable but clip art, special fonts and formatting are not.*
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