TENNESSEE SCIENCE UNIT

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UNIT TITLE

Waves and Forms of Energy

AUTHOR(S)

Denene Long and Angie Rogers

COURSE/

CONTENT AREA

Math/Science

TOPIC

Math: Using formulas

Science: Waves/Energy

TIME FRAME

5 school days: 45 minute class sessions per day

NUMBER OF LESSONS

5 lessons with math and science integrated in each lesson.

TARGETED TENNESSEE

STANDARDS/
LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

Science Standards:

SPI# State Performance Indicator

6.14.1 Predict the direction of heat flow between objects.

6.14.2 Identify the wavelength, frequency, and amplitude of a wave.

6.14.3 Recognize a variety of energy transformations.

6.14.4 Select examples of refraction, reflection, and absorption of light.

6.14.5 Infer the impact of nuclear power on humans and the environment.

Math Standards:

6.1.9 Compute efficiently and accurately with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

6.2.6 Select an equation that represents a given mathematical relationship.

6.2.7 Evaluate algebraic expressions for a given value of the variable

6.3.1 Identify parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines.

6.3.6 Classify angles as acute, obtuse, right, or straight

6.2.6 Select an equation that represents a given mathematical relationship.

SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Students will be expected to identify the different types of energy.  They will also be able to identify the parts of a wave.  Students will also use their mathematical knowledge to solve scientific equations.  Studnets will become familiar with graphs and charts.

###### OVERVIEW OF STUDENT LEARNING ACTIVITIES

The students will be able to define energy as well as be able to identify the different forms of energy.

As a component of math, students will convert Fahrenheit to Celsius as well as converting the number of kilowatt hours from out meter boxes.

Identify wave length, amplitude, and frequency of waves and be able to use equations to determine speed and length.

The leaner will identify the wave components and classify the different types of waves.  The learner will describe how ocean waves form and how they move.

Ocean waves

The learner will calculate the speed of light.  The learner will explore different types of electromagnetic waves.

The learner will learn how white light is separated into colors.

The learner will interpret a Venn diagram of primary colors.

Interactions of light waves.