Students will simulate and construct and explanation relating to how sound and electromagnetic waves move at different speeds through different mediums.
Groups of 5-6, Whole Class
2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 7.2, 7.3
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||10 min||5.2||Projector, Computer, and Video||2||Students are given a video to watch pertaining to the speeds of sound and EM waves.|
|Explore||20 min||2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 5.8||none||3||Students work in small and large groups to simulate how the speeds of sound and EM waves change through solids, liquids, gasses, and a vacuum.|
|Explain||30 min||4.3, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7, 5.9, 7.2, 7.3||none||3||Students will graph and analyze their data. They will construct an explanation about how the speed of sound and EM waves change as particles get closer together and farther apart.|
|Expand||15 min||3.3, 5.3, 5.4||none||3||Students will analyze data of an unknown type of wave, classify it as either a light or sound wave, and support their claim.|
|Evaluate||10 min||7.2||none||1||Students will take an exit ticket addressing the learning targets.|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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