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Year 11 Physics Unit 6 - Waves

Students already know that light waves and water waves have some things in common and can describe the basic features of waves.

In this unit students will look at the various different ways in which other electromagnetic waves behave like light, the properities that they have, how we use these waves in our lives and what the dangers associated with them are, as well as how we can reduce them. 

Students will be given the opportunity to develop their practical skills by measuring the speed, frequency and wavelength of water waves using a ripple tank.