Make waves in science

Waves lessons in physics for science learners at KS3 and KS4. Including full lessons, bundles, exam revision and practice questions as well as worksheets to save teachers planning time.

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Waves Lessons Science Physics

Engage learners studying waves in science with these super physics resources

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

KS3

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

Waves unit
Masfar

Waves unit

(54)
A mixture of resources I use for this unit. Some I have made and some have been reworked. All credits are given within the actual documents. I cannot take any credit for this work and other resources that are reworked originals. All these are also credited within the documents themself. Special tha...
Measuring wave speed-frequency-wavelength
Alex Johnston

Measuring wave speed-frequency-wavelength

(28)
This is a worksheet that asks students to calculate wave speed, then rearrange the equation and calculate frequency and wavelength. Suitable for starter or plenary. Can be used for AQA - P1 - Waves - Measuring waves.
Drawing Sound Waves: KS3/Low Ability
ineedtoteachthat

Drawing Sound Waves: KS3/Low Ability

(1)
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...

KS4

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

AQA-P1-5-Waves
Alex Johnston

AQA-P1-5-Waves

(84)
Included are lesson plans, slides, video links, activities and worksheets for AQA-P1-5-Waves. Includes lessons on, the nature of waves, measuring waves, reflection, refraction, diffraction and sound.
Waves knowledge organiser
sliddane

Waves knowledge organiser

(1)
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...
AQA Physics - Wave Revision Lesson
jkrtaylor

AQA Physics - Wave Revision Lesson

(0)
A revision lesson for GCSE Physics on the topic of waves. Learning Outcomes: * Describe the different types of wave * Calculate the properties of waves * Explain how to use a ripple tank to investigate the properties of waves The lesson includes: * learning outcomes and keywords * a quick starter/...
GCSE Physics P1 - Wave Properties/Natures  of Waves/Measuring Waves
Nteach

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

(3)
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...

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.

KS3 Light, Sound and Waves Whole Topic
pbrooks89

KS3 Light, Sound and Waves Whole Topic

(29)
A series of power points covering the entire KS3 topic of waves Waves Sounds Hearing Reflection Refraction Total Internal Reflection Dispersion Eye Pin Hole Camera Diffraction Light Colour
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.6 - Wave Properties  (whole unit resourced)
Nteach

GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.6 - Wave Properties (whole unit resourced)

5 Resources
5 lessons covering the unit of Wave Properties for AQA GCSE Physics. Lesson include: Properties of Waves Reflection and Refraction of Waves Sound Ultrasound Seismic Waves *Please read individual resources descriptions for each item in the bundle for further detail.*
GCSE Waves Bundle 2018
heelis

GCSE Waves Bundle 2018

17 Resources
A substantial bundle of differentiated resources to help with your planning of the new GCSE course. With over a dozen resources ranging from the electromagnetic spectrum and light to seismic waves. The activity types include comic style activities, literacy, jeopardy activities etc. Save more tha...
Wave Properties (7 lessons)
sr276

Wave Properties (7 lessons)

6 Resources
Bundle of lessons for NEW AQA KS3 specification including fully differentiated lessons on: Sound Waves Light Waves Reflection and Refraction Transverse and Longitudinal Waves Infrared and UV Radiation Application of Waves