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What is a Wave?

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How does a microwave heat up your food?  Through a series of hands-on activities, find out how you can get your students to learn about waves and how they are used in everyday life. They will explore how waves can transfer energy, learn about the properties of waves, and build an instrument to create and learn about sound.



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What is a Wave Materials Checklist (Please Read)

What is a Wave Lesson Plan

Student Sheets

Activity 1: Making Waves

Activity 2: Waves

Activity 3: Sound Waves

Supplement to Activity 2: What is a Wave?

Supplement to Activity 3: Sound Sandwich

Sound Sandwich Instructions

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