# Ch 14: Waves, Sound & Light Lesson Plans

The Waves, Sound & Light chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the movement patterns and properties of energy and light in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

## Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Waves, Sound & Light chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday How does energy move? Identify energy waves and vibrations, describe how waves and vibrations operate, and define the following terms with examples: medium, wave parameters, wave amplitude, frequency, wavelength, speed, period, longitudinal waves and transverse waves
Tuesday The movement of sound Explain longitudinal wave properties in relation to sound; identify how mass density, wave equation, and elasticity affect the speed at which sound travels; analyze sound wave parameters in relation to volume and pitch; review the following terms: musical pitch, the decibel scale, intensity and frequency
Wednesday Electromagnetic waves and light Point out the sources and properties of electromagnetic waves, review the categories of electromagnetic waves, discuss the electromagnetic spectrum, identify the origin of light, explore the various colors and frequencies of the light spectrum, and discuss the following concepts: reflection, angles of incidence, rough surface reflections, resonance, transparent objects, opaque objects and wave transmission mechanisms
Thursday Light and color Explain the composition of white light, review how we perceive color, identify light refraction properties and define the following terms: Snell's law, index of refraction, dispersion, diffraction, wave length effects, destructive interference, constructive interference, standing wave, reflection, transmission and absorption
Friday Energy concepts Doppler Effect, wave-particle duality, major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and diffuse reflection

19 Lessons in Chapter 14: Waves, Sound & Light Lesson Plans
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