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Unit 5: Waves

Waves, Sound, Electromagnetic Spectrum

What is the highest point of a transverse wave called? Crest
What is the lowest point of a transverse wave called? Trough
The distance from one crest to another crest is called? Wavelength
The height of a wave from its mid point to crest is called? Amplitude
A wave that moves up and down through a medium is called? Transverse wave
A wave the moves back and forth in a medium is called? Compressional Wave
The number of crest that pass a given point is called? Frequency
The electromagnetic wave with the lowest energy is called? Radio Waves
The electromagnetic wave with the highest energy is called? Gamma Rays
An area where particles are pushed together is called? Compression
An area where particles are pushed apart is called? Rarefaction
What kind of energy from the Sun can cause sunburn? Ultraviolet Rays
1Which is the best description of how sound waves travel? Back and Forth from the source
Which measure identifies the pitch of a sound? Frequency
An echo is heard when sound waves are bounced off of a hard object
Which part of the electromagnetic spectrum has waves of the shortest wavelength? Gamma Rays
A device that is magnetized by current electricity is a(n) Electromagnet
Which is the weakest type of electromagnetic waves? Radio Waves
Much of the Sun’s ultraviolet rays are blocked from reaching Earth by the Ozone Layer
When sound travels across a metal fence will the fence absorb, transmit, or reflect the sound Transmit
What types of objects cause sound to absorb? Soft Objects
What types of objects cause sound to reflect? hard Objects
Created by: Physcial Science