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Wave Hello, Wave Goodbye (Gr. 4)

Description

Students may think of waves as shaking their hands hello and goodbye, but waves surround them in their everyday lives in many other ways.

Objectives

  • Identity waves that exist in the world around you
  • Understand how waves transmit energy through a medium
  • Model the waves properties of amplitude, frequency, and wavelength
  • Create a program to make Dash move in a wave pattern

Educational Standards

Ontario

  • Grade 4 - Science, Light & Sound

British Columbia

  • N/A

Alberta

  • N/A

Lesson Procedure

  • Class 1: What are waves? (30 minutes)
  • Class 2: Amplitude and Wavelength (30 minutes)
  • Class 3: Dash Makes Waves (45 minutes)


 

Robots and Accessories







Other Supplies

  • 1 Blockly compatible tablet
  • Graphing Waves: Tall Wagging Sheet
  • Optional: pen, materials for pen holder and paper
  • 1 bucket of water
  • Floatable ball
  • Rope ( at least 4 feet long)
  • Speaker with an accessible cone
  • Sand or Rice
  • Tablets - (See Compatible Devices)

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