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# Bill Nye Waves Flashcards

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## Questions and Answers

wave

see, hear, think

wavelength

### Waves that come by often have a high ___________________.

<p>frequency</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How are high frequency waves different from low frequency waves?

<p>High frequency waves are close together, low frequency waves are far apart</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Low frequency waves have a _______________ wavelength.

<p>long</p> Signup and view all the answers

### High frequency waves have a _______________ wavelength.

<p>short</p> Signup and view all the answers

### All waves have a __________________ shape.

<p>similar</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Energy moves in _______________.

<p>waves</p> Signup and view all the answers

### We see different wavelengths as different ___________________.

<p>color</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What are 3 examples of electromagnetic waves?

<p>Light, X-rays, radio waves, microwaves, TV waves, radar, gamma rays, infrared, UV</p> Signup and view all the answers

### The only difference between different electromagnetic waves is the ____________________.

<p>wavelength</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Radio signals are __________________.

<p>waves</p> Signup and view all the answers

### X-rays have a lot of _______________ and can travel.

<p>energy</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Earthquakes can travel in ____________________.

<p>waves</p> Signup and view all the answers

### The surface of the Earth is floating on molten ___________ ___________.

<p>liquid rock</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Earthquake waves are called _________________ waves.

<p>seismic</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Amplitude is the ________________ of the wave.

<p>height</p> Signup and view all the answers

### The longer the whistle is the _____________ the waves and the ______________ the note.

<p>longer, lower</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Waves can carry ______________ from one place to another.

<p>energy</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Do all waves move up and down?

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Sonar uses sound waves to find things _____________________.

<p>underwater</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What are 2 things that use sonar?

<p>Dolphins, bats, submarines, fishing boats</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Waves Overview

• Waves are caused by disturbances in a medium, such as water.
• Humans perceive waves through sight, sound, and thought.

### Key Wave Properties

• Wavelength is defined as the distance between successive crests.
• Frequency refers to how often waves pass a point in a given time; high frequency means waves are close together, while low frequency indicates they are spread farther apart.
• Low frequency waves typically have a long wavelength, whereas high frequency waves have a short wavelength.
• All waves share a similar shape, which is crucial for their classification and behavior.

### Energy and Waves

• Energy is transmitted in wave form.
• Different wavelengths correspond to different colors in the visible spectrum, illustrating the relationship between light and wave behavior.

### Electromagnetic Waves

• Examples of electromagnetic waves include light, x-rays, radio waves, microwaves, TV waves, radar, gamma rays, infrared, and ultraviolet rays.
• The defining characteristic of electromagnetic waves is their wavelength.

### Sound and Seismic Waves

• Radio signals are a form of waves that carry information.
• X-rays possess a high level of energy, enabling them to travel through various materials.
• Earthquake activity generates seismic waves that can travel long distances through the Earth.

### Earth and Waves

• The Earth’s surface floats on molten liquid rock, impacting how seismic activity is transmitted.
• Seismic waves are vital for understanding geological events.

### Additional Wave Concepts

• Amplitude is the height of a wave and relates to the energy carried; greater amplitude signifies more energy.
• The length of a sound (such as a whistle) correlates with wave characteristics: longer whistles produce longer, lower notes.
• Waves serve as carriers of energy from one location to another.

### Wave Types and Technologies

• Not all waves exhibit an up-and-down movement; various types of wave motion exist.
• Sonar technology utilizes sound waves to detect objects underwater, employed by dolphins, bats, submarines, and fishing boats.

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## Description

Test your knowledge of waves with these Bill Nye flashcards. Each card covers key concepts such as wave characteristics and how we perceive them. Perfect for students looking to strengthen their understanding of wave mechanics.

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