Sound and Light Series

Ann Elders
School Library Journal
December 2009

[Review from The Nature of Waves title] Accurate, concise explanations are coupled with video clips, still pictures, and diagrams to explain the nature of waves. The information is grouped into chapters: Introduction, What Are Waves?, Mediums and Waves, Types of Waves, Properties of Waves, and Interaction of Waves. A summary and a five-question assessment conclude the production. In addition to the factual explanations, the production incorporates questioning, describing, and comparing and contrasting through student observation. Concepts are related to real-life examples. Unfamiliar terminology is defined and explained. The DVD has a glossary and labeled slides. The teacher's guide includes science standards, the script, and activities. A useful supplement to the topic.