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Science Vocab #7

Science Vocabulary from Mrs.Sarvis' Class.

Medium A material through which waves travel. It can be a solid, liquid, or gas.
Wave A repeating disturbance or vibration that transfers or moves energy from place to place.
Frequency Is a measure of how many waves pass a point in a certain amount of time.
Amplitude A measure of the distance between a line through the middle of the wave and a crest or trough.
Wavelength A measure of the distance from the crest on one wave on the crest on the very next wave.
Speed The measure of the distance a wave travels in an amount of time.
Refraction Is the bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle other than 90 degrees.
Reflection The bouncing back of a wave when it meets a surface or boundary that does not absorb the entire waves energy.
Transmission Waves that occur when waves pass through a given point or medium.
Absorption Certain frequencies of light occurs when the energy is not transferred through or reflected by, the given medium.
Created by: D.K. Britt