# Unit Overview: Waves

National Curriculum

For next step we recommend the unit: Light and space.

## Lessons:

16 lessons

### Wave properties

In this lesson we will be defining the different properties of waves and comparing different types of wave.

• 1 Quiz
• 19m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Calculations with waves

In this lesson we will be performing calculations related to waves. We'll calculate frequency from diagrams and from information, calculate speed from recorded measurements and use the wave equation.

• 2 Quizzes
• 32m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Measuring the speed of waves in water

In this lesson we will calculate the speed of waves in water by taking appropriate measurements and processing our results. We will look to reduce any errors in our measurements.

• 2 Quizzes
• 25m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Measuring the speed of waves in solids

In this lesson we will calculate the speed of waves in solids by taking appropriate measurements and processing our results. We will look to reduce any errors in our measurements.

• 2 Quizzes
• 22m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Reflection

In this lesson we will be considering what happens when waves meet a material interface and constructing ray diagrams to illustrate reflection of waves at surfaces.

• 2 Quizzes
• 27m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
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### Refraction

In this lesson we will be looking at what may happen when a wave moves from one medium to another. We will look at how we can measure the effect of refraction and also how to explain it.

• 2 Quizzes
• 23m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Sound

In this lesson we will be taking a closer look at sound and considering this in the context of human hearing.

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
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### Ultrasound and seismic waves

In this lesson we will be looking at how ultrasound can be used for imaging and how seismic waves provide evidence for the structure of the Earth.

• 2 Quizzes
• 26m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Electromagnetic spectrum (Part 1)

In this lesson we will be looking at a range of waves called the electromagnetic spectrum. We will consider how this spectrum is grouped and the uses of each of these groups.

• 2 Quizzes
• 22m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
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### Electromagnetic spectrum (Part 2)

In this lesson we will consider some of the dangers associated with some regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and how some EM waves are produced.

• 2 Quizzes
• 24m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Infrared

In this lesson we will investigate how the amount of infrared radiation absorbed or radiated by a surface depends on the nature of that surface.

• 2 Quizzes
• 22m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Combined science review

In this lesson we will be recapping key concepts of the waves topic and applying knowledge to practice questions.

• 2 Quizzes
• 30m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
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### Lenses

In this lesson we will construct ray diagrams to illustrate effect of both convex and concave lenses.

• 2 Quizzes
• 41m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Colour

In this lesson we will consider how the colour of an object is related to the differential absorption, transmission and reflection of different wavelengths of light by the object.

• 2 Quizzes
• 23m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

In this lesson we will describe the distribution of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by all objects. We will also consider how the distribution changes depending on the temperature of an object.

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
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### Physics content review

In this lesson we will review the Physics only content from the waves topic; including reflection, sound, ultrasound, seismic waves, lenses, visible light and black body radiation.

• 2 Quizzes
• 34m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript