Pearson BTEC New specification-Applied science-Unit 1-longitudinal and transverse waves-C1
Types of waves (Transverse and longitudinal) lesson created in accordance to the Pearsons BTEC national specification for applied science. This is the third lesson in the physics C1 working with waves topic. The new specification requires students to sit an externally assessed examination in January. Includes slide animations, embedded video, practice questions on worksheet with answers on slides.

NB: Practical opportunity-Demonstrating transverse and longitudinal waves using slinkies. I've also included a verbal AfL sheet which you can use whilst students are conducting the practical, it includes the correct answers.

Relevant chapter: Principles and applications of science. Pearson Applied science (Student 1) textbook-Page 60-61

The following areas have been covered from the specification in this lesson.
C1 Working with waves
Understand the features common to all waves and use the following terms as applied to waves:
Understand the difference between the two main types of wave:
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Created: Nov 18, 2017

Updated: Apr 28, 2018

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