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.


Elementary School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2007Volume 044Issue 05

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