The Nature of Waves

From the: Sound and Light Series

When we think of waves, we often think of the ocean or another large body of water. In this video, students learn that waves are all around us and are responsible for many of the sounds we hear and the light we see. Real-life examples are used to explain how waves move and travel through different mediums. The different types of waves, and the ways in which they interact with one another, are discussed. The program also emphasizes important properties of waves, including amplitude, frequency, and wavelength. Additional concepts and terminology: energy, transverse wave, longitudinal wave, reflection, refraction, and interference.

"Accurate, concise explanations are coupled with video clips, still pictures, and diagrams to explain the nature of waves." --School Library Journal January 2010

Ann Elders
School Library Journal
January 2010

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Sample Video: Mediums and Waves


DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC170DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592342235
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Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC170Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343799
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