Waves – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Waves.

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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Definition of a wave
  • Mechanical and electromagnetic waves
  • Transverse, longitudinal and surface waves
  • Generation of waves
  • Frequency, wavelength, amplitude and velocity
  • Graphical representations of waves
  • Mathematical relationship between frequency, wavelength and velocity
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 9 Science curriculum.
  • 8 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Define what a wave is.
  • ☑   Distinguish between mechanical and electromagnetic waves.
  • ☑   Describe transverse, longitudinal and surface wave motion.
  • ☑   Describe how waves are generated.
  • ☑   Define frequency, wavelength, amplitude and velocity.
  • ☑   Draw and interpret graphical representations of wave motion.
  • ☑   Describe the mathematical relationship between a wave’s frequency, wavelength and velocity.


This resource is also included in the Year 9 Physics PDF Workbook.


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