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...Waves...

 

 

 

 

The waves module covers work on wave characteristics, properties, behaviour and uses.  The work extends to cover evidence for the "big bang" theory of the universe, from observations of electromagnetic waves.  Details of the content and teaching order can be seen below.

 

 

 

Lesson

Title

Notes

1.1

Properties of waves Key terms: transverse, longitudinal, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, Hertz, peak, through, vibration, oscillation (higher tier only).

1.2

The wave equation  

1.3

Electromagnetic Waves  

1.4

Wave Behaviour 1 - Reflection and Refraction  

1.5

Wave Behaviour 2 - Diffraction  

1.6

Sound Waves  

1.7

The Doppler Effect  

1.8

The Solar System  

1.9

Red Shift  

1.10

The Big Bang Theory  

1.11

Ultrasound Waves  

1.12

Test