# Ch 11: AP Physics 1 Mechanical Waves: Homeschool Curriculum

The Mechanical Waves unit of this AP Physics 1 Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about wave properties and behaviors. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

## Who's it for?

This unit of our AP Physics 1 Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about wave properties and behaviors. There is no faster or easier way to learn about mechanical waves. Among those who would benefit are:

• Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about wave parameters, wave types, sound wave frequency and speed, wave resonance and wave interference.
• Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
• Homeschool parents who need a physics curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
• Gifted students and students with learning differences.

## How it works:

• Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
• Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
• Short quizzes and a mechanical waves unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

## Mechanical Waves Unit Objectives

• Identify the origins and basic properties of waves.
• Describe wavelength, amplitude, period, frequency and speed.
• Differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves.
• Recognize factors affecting sound wave parameters.
• Explain the relationship between wave resonance and transmission.
• Provide examples of constructive and destructive interference.
• Explain the Doppler effect.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: AP Physics 1 Mechanical Waves: Homeschool Curriculum
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