Ch 65: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Waves, Sound & Light

About This Chapter

It may have been some time since you studied the definitions of waves or sound. This chapter's video lessons about waves, sound, and light can prepare you for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam so you can answer related questions on exam day.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Waves, Sound & Light - Chapter Summary

Remember the connection between light and objects by watching 5-10 minute video lessons. Use our quick quizzes to test your recollection of the Doppler effect. Your study sessions with this chapter will help you refresh your memory of the following concepts for your exam:

  • Definition of sound
  • Waves
  • Meanings of pitch and volume
  • Electromagnetic spectrum and its regions
  • Origins of light and electromagnetic waves
  • Reasons for transparent and opaque objects in light
  • Light and color
  • Definition and examples of the Doppler effect
  • Explanation of wave-particle duality

You never have to worry about keeping track of your progress with this chapter full of lessons and quizzes. We keep track of the number of lessons you have viewed, quizzes you've taken, and scores. If you would like to study when you're away from the the computer, you can always print out the worksheets and answers for each lesson. Video transcripts are also available if you would like to read through the lessons.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Waves, Sound & Light Objectives

The part of the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam that relates to material found in this chapter is the Physics section of the test. It is equal to 8% of the whole exam. You may be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of the distinctions of waves and sound. Some of the 100 multiple-choice questions may also ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of the actions of light. In addition to the 100 multiple-choice questions, the test also contains 2 open-ended questions. The whole exam will be taken on a computer.

10 Lessons in Chapter 65: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Waves, Sound & Light
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What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

1. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion

2. Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion

What is a wave? What causes waves, and how do they travel from one place to another? This lesson will guide you through the basics of waves. We'll discuss their origins from vibrations and investigate how they carry energy through a medium.

Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

3. Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

What do pitch and volume mean when talking about sound waves? Further your understanding of sound waves in this lesson as we explore the more familiar aspects of sound. We'll learn about pitch and volume and how they relate to sound wave parameters.

Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

4. Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

In this lesson, learn the basics of electromagnetic waves and how they make up the electromagnetic spectrum. We will explore the major trends and categories within the spectrum, as well as the various sources of electromagnetic waves.

The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

5. The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This lesson will walk you through each of the major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Explore the unique characteristics of X-rays, microwaves, radio waves, UV rays, infrared, gamma rays, and of course, visible light.

The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

6. The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency

This lesson introduces the basics of visible light and color. Learn how the visible light spectrum is divided into the six color ranges. We'll also discuss why different people name colors in different ways.

Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves

7. Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves

What makes an object transparent or opaque? How does light pass through some objects and not others? And what about the other types of electromagnetic waves? We'll investigate all these questions in this lesson about the transparency and opacity of materials.

Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

8. Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

What gives color to objects? How do light waves interact with materials to produce red and green or white and black? In this lesson, learn how white light is composed of all colors and how absorption and reflection influence our color perception.

The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

9. The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

What is the Doppler effect? How does it affect our perceptions of sound and light? In this lesson, learn how traveling wave sources can change the way we observe sound and light waves. Explore the applications of the Doppler effect on shock waves, sonic booms, and the movements of distant galaxies.

Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

10. Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

Is light a particle with mass and substance? Or, is it just a wave traveling through space? Most scientists say light is both a particle and a wave! Find out how they came to this strange conclusion as we learn about the theory of wave-particle duality.

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