Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about waves.
A wave is the transport of energy without the transport of matter. Waves can travel through mediums such as sound, light, or water. The study of waves is a complex matter, as waves themselves are an abstract concept rather than a tangible thing the children can put their hands on. Still, there are ways of demonstrating waves.
One of my favorite under-appreciated homeschool resources is PBS. Whether we’re talking about their quality programming, with tv shows like Wild Kratts and Word Girl, or their website chocked full of fun educational games and articles. You and your child can learn all about waves on PBS Learning Media (.org)
Simply click on the above link and hit the “launch” button. You’ll be given an in depth yet easy to understand description of waves and examples of where and how you might observe the functions of a wave.
Then you’ll have the chance to experiment with a wave simulator to see how different variables effect waves.
Check out at PBS Learning Media (.org) for more information about waves and other fun science concepts!
To see the rest of the A-Z STEM series, be sure to check out Little Bins for Little Hands.
Check out what my STEM Saturday Co-Hosts are up to this week!
Building Structures with Candy Hearts from Lemon Lime Adventures
Bubbling Pine Cones from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Building Rockets with Shapes from Stir the Wonder
Ice Art | Winter Science from The Science Kiddo
For more hands-on STEM exploration check out our STEM Saturday Pinterest Board!
Follow Sarah McClelland’s board Science Experiments for Kids on Pinterest.
Link up your STEM projects below!