Science Shorts: Making Waves

by: Barbara Adams

Children do not have to live near the coast to experience effects of water waves. They can throw stones into a pond and see the waves ripple outward, bob up and down while floating in a swimming pool, and splash water about while in a bathtub. As students discover how waves form and move, they can apply this understanding to other types of waves such as sound waves, light waves, and microwaves.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2007Stock # sc07_044_05_50Volume 044Issue 05

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