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Diffraction: Relation to Sound & Light and Effects of Wavelength

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Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

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1. Sounds in the _____ range are best for reflecting off of small objects.

2. Diffraction is the bending of waves when they

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining the curious way waves can move, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of diffraction in light and sound. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding which sound waves travel best over large distances as well as knowing which sounds are best for reflecting off smaller objects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Which sound waves travel best over large distances
  • Sounds reflecting well off smaller objects
  • What diffraction involves
  • Light wave diffracting the most in a given problem

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve light wave problems
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding light waves and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what diffraction involves

Additional Learning

To learn more about the behavior of waves around objects, review the corresponding lesson Diffraction: Relation to Sound & Light and Effects of Wavelength. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what diffraction is
  • Understand the similarities of diffraction to reflection and refraction
  • Describe the differences among diffraction and reflection and refraction
  • Know how we can communicate over long distances
  • Identify the importance of wavelengths to a wave's diffraction properties
  • Appreciate how small an object must be for light's diffraction
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