Teachers' Domain, Understanding Waves, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Understanding Waves is a graduate-level professional development course designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of physical science. In two sessions, you will investigate physical science topics using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
This course advances your understanding and effective teaching about light waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, and sound waves.
Session 1: Light and Sound Waves
Learners explore the nature of light and sound waves and their technology applications.
Session 2: Uncovering What Students Know
In a companion methodology session, learners look at light and waves in the context of how to questioning and prediction strategies can help you uncover a learner's prior knowledge.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.