Waves are vibrations that travel through space, like sound and light. They have a frequency, or how often the wave repeats itself. They can be used to transfer energy from one place to another.
What are Waves?
Wave: A wave is a disturbance that travels through a medium such as air or water, transferring energy from one place to another. Amplitude: The maximum height of a wave is the amplitude, and it is measured from the middle of the wave to the top or bottom of the wave. Wavelength: The distance between two consecutive similar points of a wave is the wavelength.
What is the most mesmerizing thing about waves?
- The sound of the crashing waves
- The way the sunlight reflects off the surface of the water
- The feeling of the water lapping against your skin
- The way the horizon line seems to go on forever
Waves can travel through solids, liquids, and gases. The speed at which a wave travels depends on the type of wave and the medium it is travelling through.
Did you know?
What are some examples of mechanical and electromagnetic waves?
How do mechanical and electromagnetic waves transfer energy?
Which type of wave do you think has more energy, mechanical or electromagnetic waves?
How have you seen mechanical and electromagnetic waves in your everyday life?