Mark Sailer
Science Teacher
Pioneer Jr-Sr High

Physics I    Name : ______________________________________

Vibrations, Waves and Sound Unit

Chapters 25 & 26

Study Guidelines/ What is to be accomplished?

1. Describe the period of a pendulum.
2. Describe the characteristics and properties of waves.
3. Describe wave motion.
4. Describe factors that affect the speed of a wave.
5. Distinguish between transverse waves and longitudinal waves.
6. Distinguish between constructive and destructive interference.
7. Describe how a standing wave occurs.
8. Describe the Doppler effect for sound and relate it to the blue and red shifts for light.
9. Describe bow waves.
10. Describe sonic booms.

11.  Relate the pitch of a sound to its frequency.

12.  Describe the movement of sound through air.

13.  Compare the transmission of sound through air with that through solids, liquids, and a vacuum.

14.  Describe factors that affect the speed of sound.

15.  Describe loudness and sound intensity.

16.  Give examples of forced vibration.

17.  Describe natural frequency.

18.  Describe resonance.

19.  Describe how sound waves interfere with one another.

20.  Describe beats.

State Standards and Benchmarks Addressed by this unit:

P.1.22 – Describe waves in terms of their fundamental characteristics of velocity, wavelength, frequency or period, and amplitude.  Know that radio waves, light, and X-rays are different wavelength bands in the spectrum of electromagnetic waves, whose speed in a vacuum is approximately 3x108 m/s (186,000 miles/s).

P.1.23 – Use the principle of superposition to describe the interference effects arising from propagation of several waves through the same medium.

D   60-69 C  70-79 B  80-89 A  90+

Activities and Assignments points (75)  _______

B – Layer Assignments (10)_________

A- Layer Assignments  (15) _________

Total ___________

 Activities and Assignments (75 points Maximum) Points Possible Points Earned 1.  Lab 66 – Making Waves 10 2.  Vibrations and Sound I – Notes and list of 5 things learned 5 3.  Vibrations and Sound II – Notes and list of 5 things learned 5 4.  Concept Page 25-1 5 6.  Concept Page 25-2 5 7.  Concept Page 25-3 5 8.  Concept Page 26-1 5 9.  Lab 69 5 10.  Chapter 25 Review Questions p. 388 #1-20 10 11.  Chapter 25 Assessment Questions pp. 388-389                                                           # 21, 23, 25-28, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40 10 12.  Chapter 26 Review Questions pp. 401-402 #1-20 10 13.  Chapter 26 Assessment Questions pp. 402-403                                                                  # 21-25, 27, 28, 33, 35, 37 10 14.   Vocabulary Cards Chapter 25 &26 10

B- Layer Assignment

 15. Pendulum Lab – See Handout 10

A – Layer Assignment (15 Points Maximum)

 16.  Activity 41 p. 403 – Complete the  activity and do one of the following – demonstrate in class or on video by playing a tune or make a poster/display explaining the physics behind the pitch (include outside resources if making the poster) 17.  Create a poster or display describing decibels and the safety/health concerns associated with loud sounds.  (Include a list of resources.  Use an A –Layer Research form.)