# WAVES ### Waves Module Outline

• Big Idea – Students will see the concept of harmonic motion and waves across a variety of core math and science classes.

### Tide Modeling

• Algebra 2 Purpose:
• Students learn to plot tidal data given and explore the parameters of a sinusoidal function in order to find the sinusoidal regression.

### Biorhythms

• Pre Calculus Purpose:
• To apply understanding of sinusoidals to investigate the theory of biorhythms by building sinusoidal models and using these models to make predictions.

### Effects of Noise on Wildlife

• Math Studies Purpose:
• Use the properties of sound waves to determine areas where sound sources are and if the sources may be noise levels may be affecting common local species.

### Simple Harmonic Motion of a Pendulum

• Physics Purpose:
• To observe the effect of length on the period of a pendulum.

### Ocean Waves

• Marine Biology Purpose:
• Understand the parts of a wave profile (crest, trough, wavelength, wave height, still water mark, etc). Be able to see how wavelength, speed and frequency are related. Know how wavelength and wave height factor into a breaking wave.