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

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 questions.

KS3

Introduce different types of waves to students and work out wave frequencies with these worksheets and lessons 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...
Waves
TB15

Waves

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Slideshow that looks at: Types of waves: transverse and longitudinal Properties of waves: frequency, wavelength, amplitude, crest/trough, compression/rarefaction The Wave Equation and practise problems Suitable for the Year 9 Physical Science course in the Australian Curriculum. License...
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...
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...
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...

KS4

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

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...
AQA Physics - Wave Revision Lesson
jkrtaylor

AQA Physics - Wave Revision Lesson

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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

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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...
AQA-P1-5-Waves
Alex Johnston

AQA-P1-5-Waves

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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.

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?