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Types of Waves Sort for Fourth Grade Science Stations

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Teach students about types of waves with a SORT about Longitudinal Versus Transverse Waves aligned with the Next Generation Science Stations for Fourth Grade. In this station, the sort cards include an image for students to look at and sort based on the type of wave each image represents.

Making Waves - Wave Properties science stations for fourth grade each students about what happens when sound enters the ear. In the Sort station students sort transverse and longitudinal waves.

What is Included in the Types of Waves Sort Station

Included in the Sort about the Types of Waves are:

  • Larger table-group color sorting cards
  • Smaller cut and paste sort for individual students
  • Differentiated questions in short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice formats. Worksheet and task cards are included for some options.
  • Answer key

Types of Waves Sort for Table Groups

There are two ways to do this sort. One way is in table groups where students collaboratively look at the images on the cards and determine which type of wave each image represents: transverse or longitudinal.

There are different types of waves that students will learn about in this sort: longitudinal or transverse. Students will learn about the wave properties of objects like phones, microwaves, flashlights and guitars.

This sort has colorful images that students analyze and decide the type of wave properties that each object has: transverse or longitudinal.

Cut and Paste Sort Option

The second way to do the sort is a cut and paste option. Students can do both options: sort color option as a whole group and the cut and paste option individually. Or you can choose to have students do only one option.

The cut and paste option is all in black and white and a worksheet format. After reading the informational passage, students look at the images and then sort them into the correct type of wave: longitudinal or transverse waves.

Differentiated Responses

Like all of our science stations, differentiated responses are available for students to demonstrate their understanding. Below is an example of the Short Answer worksheet. Fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice task cards are also available.

Making Waves - Wave Properties science stations for fourth grade each students about what happens when sound enters the ear. In the Sort station also includes a reading and differentiated responses.

How to Purchase the Types of Waves Science Station

This Types of Waves Sort Science Station can be purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is sold individually and part of a whole Sorts for Fourth Grade Science Stations. Also available is a Fourth Grade NGSS Science Station BUNDLE.

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