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CMS students study waves

Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently learned about waves.

 

Students in Samantha Coomer’s class recently learned that waves are repetitive motions, and there are many types of waves.

 

They also learned about amplitude and wavelength, and how to calculate them.

 

Amplitude describes how much energy is being transported by the wave, and wavelength is the length of one complete wave cycle.

 

To help them visualize waves, students performed an experiment.

 

Students drew a wave using paper and markers. They then identified the crests and troughs and the wave’s equilibrium, and then calculated the amplitude and wavelength.

 

CMS fourth-graders Zaedyn Branch, at left, and Spencer Bates calculate the amplitude of the wave they drew.

CMS fourth-graders Zaedyn Branch, at left, and Spencer Bates calculate the amplitude of the wave they drew.

 

CMS fourth-grade teacher Samantha Coomer helps students Autumn Jones, at left, and Carmen Gurley calculate the amplitude of the wave they drew.

CMS fourth-grade teacher Samantha Coomer helps students Autumn Jones, at left, and Carmen Gurley calculate the amplitude of the wave they drew.

 

CMS fourth-graders Steven Miller, at left, and Zeke Harris draw their wave.

CMS fourth-graders Steven Miller, at left, and Zeke Harris draw their wave.

 

CMS fourth-graders Anna Floyd, at left, and Ta’Zaria Owens calculate the amplitude and wavelength of their waves.

CMS fourth-graders Anna Floyd, at left, and Ta’Zaria Owens calculate the amplitude and wavelength of their waves.

 

CMS fourth-graders Andrew Mardis, at left, and Logan England draw their wave.

CMS fourth-graders Andrew Mardis, at left, and Logan England draw their wave.

 

CMS fourth-graders Autumn Jones, at left, and Carmen Gurley calculate the amplitude of their wave.

CMS fourth-graders Autumn Jones, at left, and Carmen Gurley calculate the amplitude of their wave.

 

CMS fourth-grade teacher Samantha Coomer helps students Payton Releford, at left, and Isabel Dengel draw their wave.

CMS fourth-grade teacher Samantha Coomer helps students Payton Releford, at left, and Isabel Dengel draw their wave.





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