The Nature of Waves

Ann Elders
School Library Journal
January 2010

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.