Waves: Types & Definition

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Which of the following is an example of electromagnetic waves

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1. Mechanical waves

2. What kind of measurements do we take of waves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you check your knowledge of waves and their characteristics. You will need to identify different types of waves covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you assess your knowledge of:

  • Measurements used for waves
  • Mechanical waves
  • Sound and seismic waves
  • Electromagnetic waves

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about waves in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key concepts, such as mechanical waves
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sound and seismic waves

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of waves, review the lesson on Characteristics of Waves. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define wave
  • Define propagate
  • Compression waves
  • Parts of waves
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