Make waves in science

Waves lessons in physics for science learners at KS3 and KS4, including full lessons, bundles, exam revision and worksheets to save teachers planning time

Tes Resources Team

Diagrams demonstrating waves for KS3 and KS4 secondary Science Physics lessons

Engage learners studying waves in science with these super physics resources

As waves is an essential topic taught to physics learners at both lower and upper secondary, we have put together a selection of hand-picked resources to make your planning simpler. Take a look at the selection below including full lessons, worksheets, revision materials and exam practice activities.

KS3

Introduce different types of waves to students and work out wave frequencies with these worksheets, lessons and activities designed to prepare students in lower school for GCSE/IGCSE.

Waves Science
Cre8tive Resources

Waves Science

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These 24 Waves - Science task cards are perfect for your Science lesson plans and topic. They are suitable for secondary science students. They feature different activities including knowledge retrieval practice, multiple choice and spot the science mistakes amongst other science related activitie...
Introduction to Waves
BazzTazz

Introduction to Waves

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Powerpoint, worksheet and lesson plan for an introduction to waves lesson. I've included a version with and without a demo to allow it to fit different length lessons. A video in place of the demo can be found here (but tortillas work best!): http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/calculating-the-...
Drawing Sound Waves: KS3/Low Ability
ineedtoteachthat

Drawing Sound Waves: KS3/Low Ability

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This is a lesson that teaches students the key parts of sound waves (peak, trough, amplitude, and wavelength). It teaches them how changing the properties of a sound (pitch/volume) changes the shape of the wave. There is also a step by step instruction showing students how they can accurately draw t...
KS3 ~ Year 7 ~ Waves
SWiftScience

KS3 ~ Year 7 ~ Waves

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This lesson is designed for the Activate KS3 Science Course, specifically Year 7 P2 Sound'. For more lessons designed for KS3 and KS4 please visit my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience. Students will firstly be introduced to the main features of a wave - amplitu...
Modelling waves KS3 Activate Science
Yacine Chebbout

Modelling waves KS3 Activate Science

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Perfect lesson resource for KS3 Physics! A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that assists students in learning about how we can model the behaviour of waves. Students will compare transverse and longitudinal waves, use wave models to explain observations of wave behaviour, and describe what ...
Waves and their Properties
nextpagescience

Waves and their Properties

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Comprehension and additional task exercises pages 162 and 163 from Next Page Science KS3 Complete. Accompanying PowerPoint and word searches available for **free** from www.nextpagescience.com. This exercise covers: The properties of waves (what they do): oscillations that transfer energy, refl...
Waves: BINGO!
stemcenter

Waves: BINGO!

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Waves: BINGO! Waves Bingo Game Waves Vocabulary more Fun with Science BINGO! x25 words related to Waves. Game Instructions: 1\. Teacher will make copies of the blank Bingo card for each student. 2\. Teacher will make a copy of each word list for each student. 3\. Students w...
KS3 Revision Worksheet: Waves
Sarah Day

KS3 Revision Worksheet: Waves

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This revision worksheet is for KS3 science. It is a quick tester of recall, knowledge and exam technique. Print on A4 or A3 double sided. ANSWERS INCLUDED If you are happy with this resource, please leave a review, thank you.

KS4

Prepare your pupils for their exam using this collection of revision and lesson materials for the GCSE/IGCSE exam specification.

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
BrainJar

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

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**Complete No-Prep lesson** with **exam questions, tasks and answers** on Transverse and Longitudinal Waves for AQA GCSE (9-1) Science / Physics. This lesson covers all of AQA GCSE Physics 4.6.1.1 / Combined Science 6.6.1.1 As a Secondary Science teacher, Deputy Headteacher, writer and examiner f...
GCSE Physics P1 - Wave Properties/Natures  of Waves/Measuring Waves
Nteach

GCSE Physics P1 - Wave Properties/Natures of Waves/Measuring Waves

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Complete lesson on 'Wave Properties/Natures of Waves/Measuring Waves' with key content from AQA Physics. This lesson covers types of waves, parts of waves/characteristics, wave speed equation, terms and starts discussing EM waves. Starter uses a cryptogram for pupils to solve and produce the key...
Waves knowledge organiser
sliddane

Waves knowledge organiser

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Waves knowledge organiser to match AQA trilogy course. Given to my GCSE classes, higher and foundation,at the start of the topic to read and to use throughout during lessons and revision. Encourages independence and helps students to memorise key information as the exam now contains more content tha...
Seismic Waves
liamfricker

Seismic Waves

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Design for the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification this lesson follows the waves part of the course. Students will build upon their knowledge of transverse and longitudinal waves and at the end of the lesson students should be able to: \- Label the structure of the Earth and identify P, S and L waves on...
Electromagnetic Waves and Uses - GCSE Physics Worksheets
cal-w11

Electromagnetic Waves and Uses - GCSE Physics Worksheets

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This resource contains 2 worksheets that can be used in class or as homework to enable your students to practice what they have learnt in the classroom. This pack includes: Types of Electromagnetic Waves Uses of Electromagnetic Waves (**Includes higher content**) We have worksheets for the follow...

Bundles

Getting ready to teach waves in the new year? Why not save yourself hours of planning time and download one of these prepared lesson bundles?

Bundle: Waves (Combined Science)
BrainJar

Bundle: Waves (Combined Science)

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**Bundle of 8 complete No-Prep lessons** with **exam questions, tasks and answers** on Waves for AQA GCSE (9-1) Science , covering the complete topic for Combined Science. This bundle contains all the lessons needed for the Waves topic in AQA Combined Science. If you are teaching AQA GCSE Phys...