Waves

05/21/2012

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A wave is a moving disturbance that transfers energy through matter or space.
Investigate the wave simulator below....

....answer the following questions in the blog section...
  1. Set the wave simulator to "oscillate" and "no end"
  2. What happens to the waves when you increase amplitude?
  3. What happens to the waves when you decrease amplitude?
  4. What happens to the waves when you increase frequency?
  5. What happens to the waves when you decrease frequency?
  6. Notice that the dots on the wave go up and down while staying somewhat in place...explain why this happens...make sure you use what you know about energy waves to answer.
 
 
Energy can be transformed, or changed, from one form to another.

Assignment...Post in the comment section
1.  Provide an example of chemical energy transforming.
2.  Provide an example of the Sun's nuclear  energy transforming.
3.  Provide an example of thermal or heat energy transforming.
4.  Provide an example of potential energy transforming to kinetic energy
 
 
Energy comes in many different forms....

Assignment...
  1. List the 7 types of energy listed on page 1 in study island.
  2. Complete the simulation below...as you change the variables for the skater what happens to the amount of energy used? 
  3. Explain what the Law of Conservation of Energy is.