Waves in Light and Sound and Optics

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  • Posted on: 3 December 2020
  • By: gregoryoneill
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What's a wave? What are the different types of waves? What shapes can they have? How does a sound wave travel through air? What gives it its volume? And it's pitch? How can you interfere with it? We will also look at basic music instruments and link what we've learnt with everyday phenomena.

We'll investigate how light behaves and how we can predict its behaviour when reflected from and shined through curved mirrors and lenses. We'll look at how colour works and describe light in terms of its primary and secondary colour components. We'll make extensive use of our light boxes to play and investigate light's behaviour.

Online learning will be available here: https://sites.google.com/unlimited.school.nz/unlimited-physics/5-science...