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Waves: Weblinks for Teachers

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This Waves unit is part of SEPUP's Issues and Science three-year Middle School program. Each unit of the program incorporates science and engineering concepts and practices with current issues. The Waves unit focused on issues related to the harmful effects of waves due to exposure to excessive noise and sunlight and the preacations people can take to protect themselves.

Waves

 

Activity 1
It's a Noisy World

Dangerous Decibels: Virtual Exhibit
This website, from the Oregon Health and Science University, features a number of interactive simulations on various aspects of sound.

Activity 3
The Nature of Sound

Sound is a Pressure Wave
This webpage has animations and diagrams that help communicate how a pressure wave travels.

Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion
This website has animations of both longitudinal and transverse waves.

Movies Demonstrating Waves
This website has links to interactive wave animations.

What is a Wave?
This website explains and shows how different waves travel.

Activity 4
Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
This website, from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, explains the cause of noise-induced hearing loss.

Activity 7
Another Kind of Wave

Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion
This website has animations of both longitudinal and transverse waves.

Movies Demonstrating Waves
This website has links to interactive wave animations.

What is a Wave?
This website explains and shows how different waves travel.

Activity 10
Comparing Colors

Student Support Sheet This supplemental worksheet can be used to support students with Activity 10.

Activity 12
The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Antennas and Transmitters
This website, from British science writer Chris Woodford, explains how we transmit and receive information via radio waves.
Source: Woodford, Chris. (2008) Antennas and transmitters. Retrieved from http://www.explainthatstuff.com/antennas.html. [Accessed May 26, 2015]

Wireless Internet
This website, from British science writer Chris Woodford, explains how most of us access the Internet: Wi-fi.
Source: Woodford, Chris. (2007) Wireless Internet. Retrieved from http://www.explainthatstuff.com/wirelessinternet.html. [Accessed May 26, 2015]

Activity 14
Blocking Out Ultraviolet

EPA: UV Index
Want to know what the UV index is for your community? Find out from this website from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Activity 15
Personal Protection Plan

Current UV Index Forecast
Want to know the UV forecast for your region? This website from NOAA is here to help.

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