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Waves: Transmission, Absorption, and Reflection Middle School Science Unit

This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class.  Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th-grade science classroom?  This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

This complete unit will help you cover transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your middle school science class!

It will save you lots of time and effort and keep your students engaged!

This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class.  Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science classroom?  This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

A standards aligned unit to help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 and Utah SEEd 8.2.5.

It contains a variety of different activities to help you fully cover these standards!

Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

NGSS MS PS4-2

Develop and use a model to describe the structure of waves and how they are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. Emphasize both light and mechanical waves. Examples could include drawings, simulations, and written descriptions of light waves through a prism, mechanical waves through gas vs. liquids vs. solids, or sound waves through different mediums.

Utah SEEd 8.2.5
This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class.  Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science classroom?  This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

This is a LARGE unit containing lots of activities.

It includes a PowerPoint slide show, a strategic note taking guide, two informational text passages, two labs, response pages, interactive notebook folds, a quiz, and answer keys for everything!

This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class.  Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science classroom?  This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

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This unit made the concepts so easy to understand and the students loved illustrating them in the labs. Great all around unit.

Shelob L.

I loved this unit on waves. Great information and a nice mix of activities. Reading passages and slide show were awesome and the students loved the lab!

Edith J.
This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class.  Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science classroom?  This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

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This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class.  Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science classroom?  This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

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This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS PS4-2 in your middle school science class. Do you need to teach the transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of waves in your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade science classroom? This complete unit will also help you cover Utah SEED 8.2.5.

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
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Sharon M

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Sharon M

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Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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