Refraction

In this lesson we will be looking at what may happen when a wave moves from one medium to another. We will look at how we can measure the effect of refraction and also how to explain it.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What piece of apparatus is used to create water waves?

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Q2.A wave has a wavelength of 3 cm, and a frequency of 3 Hz. What is the wave speed of the wave?

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Q3.Which of these steps to measure the speed of waves on a string will increase the reliability?

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Q4.Which of these steps to measure the speed of waves on a string will increase the accuracy?

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Q5.A photograph of a length of string shows 4 waves. If the string has a length of 42 cm and the vibration generator is set to 3 Hz. What is the wave speed of the waves on the string?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What piece of apparatus is used to create water waves?

1/5

Q2.A wave has a wavelength of 3 cm, and a frequency of 3 Hz. What is the wave speed of the wave?

2/5

Q3.Which of these steps to measure the speed of waves on a string will increase the reliability?

3/5

Q4.Which of these steps to measure the speed of waves on a string will increase the accuracy?

4/5

Q5.A photograph of a length of string shows 4 waves. If the string has a length of 42 cm and the vibration generator is set to 3 Hz. What is the wave speed of the waves on the string?

5/5

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Quiz:

Refraction

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

Q1.What are the two requirements for refraction?

Select two (2) boxes

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Q2.What is the law of reflection?

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Q3.Use the diagram to determine which of the following sentences is false

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Q4.When a wave slows down as it crosses a material interface, which of the following is true? (Tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q5.What is the wavelength of the wave?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Refraction

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

Q1.What are the two requirements for refraction?

Select two (2) boxes

1/5

Q2.What is the law of reflection?

2/5

Q3.Use the diagram to determine which of the following sentences is false

3/5

Q4.When a wave slows down as it crosses a material interface, which of the following is true? (Tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

4/5

Q5.What is the wavelength of the wave?

5/5

Lesson summary: Refraction

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