Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave. MS-PS4-1
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on describing waves with both qualitative and quantitative thinking.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include electromagnetic waves and is limited to standard repeating waves.
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Mathematical and computational thinking at the 6–8 level builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to identifying patterns in large data sets and using mathematical concepts to support explanations and arguments.
Use mathematical representations to describe and/or support scientific conclusions and design solutions. (MS-PS4-1)
Science Knowledge Is Based on Empirical Evidence
Science knowledge is based upon logical and conceptual connections between evidence and explanations. (MS-PS4-1)
A simple wave has a repeating pattern with a specific wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. (MS-PS4-1)
Graphs and charts can be used to identify patterns in data. (MS-PS4-1)