Amazing Waves Kit

AP 9116

Seven activities lead students through the examination and observation of waves, wave properties, and the influence of wave action on the coastline


National Standards for Grade Levels 5-9

Includes three demonstrations (types of waves, wave creation, and wave action) two hands on activities exploring wave motion, sediments, and beach erosion, a research and presentation project applying science and engineering to societal issues, and a written assignment with art connections. Special emphasis is placed on Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World; Human Impacts on Earth Systems; Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes; and Problem Solving. Allow approximately seven hours for completing all activities. Designed for 24 students working in groups of 4. Requires computers with internet connections for research projects and a document projector (optional).

Kit Contents

  • Instructor's Manual
  • Slinky
  • Graduated Cylinders
  • Ultra Fine Sand
  • Fine Sand
  • Coarse Sand
  • Plastic Shoeboxes
  • Stop Watches
  • Crayons
  • Marbles
  • Wood Blocks
  • Rulers
  • Clear Bottles w/ Caps
  • Food Coloring

Shipping Weights and Dimensions

  • Sh. wt. 19lbs
  • Box 1 DIM 19” x 12” x 5”
  • Box 2 DIM 19” x 12” x 5”