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UNIT TITLE

Waves and Forms of Energy

AUTHOR(S)

Denene Long and Angie Rogers

COURSE/

GRADE LEVEL

6th Grade Science/ math

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

  LESSON  1

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.

 

Types of Energy

 LESSON 2

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

 

Parts of a Wave

  LESSON 3

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

  LESSON 4

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

 

 

Light : an Electromagnetic Wave? 

 LESSON 5

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.