We are starting our "Catch a Wave" unit by working with the vocabulary. Students have spent two days filling out the vocabulary section in their notebooks, then they created a vocabulary poster in the form of either a "Picture of Words" or a "Word Collage". We have started with the vocabulary in our textbook (it's about 40 words!) but we will continue to add to them as we progress through the unit. The starter list is below. Please review your child's notebook to make sure they have defined each of the words below. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Monday.
Wave Vocabulary: wave, medium, mechanical wave, transverse wave, longitudinal wave, crest, trough, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, sound, vibration, vacuum, pitch, hertz, ultrasound, resonance, Doppler Effect, electromagnetic (EM) wave, radiation, electromagnetic spectrum (students should be familiar with each of the waves on the spectrum!), transmission, absorption, scattering, polarization, prism, primary colors, primary pigments
Again, these will not be the ONLY vocabulary words for the entire unit. This is just where we are starting. We will continue to add words as we progress through the unit.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)