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1 class periods of 45 minutes each
Water waves, as observed in a bowl of water on the overhead projector, act as a model for sound waves.
This activity is designed to show how sound waves would look and behave if we could see them. Rehearse this demonstration before doing it for your students. It requires practice! The water model of sound waves is not the same as sound waves themselves. Help your students understand ways in which this model is accurate, and ways in which it is inaccurate.
Assess student summaries, drawings, and conclusions using the Science Journal Rubric.