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Accelerate Generally suited for grades 3-7

Wave Wisdom

Accelerate (3rd-7th grade)
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Ride the wave of scientific knowledge with this kit that helps students understand how energy is transferred using repeating patterns. Shine light through candy, act out types of waves, and make your own pattern-based code! Read More

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Ride the wave – of scientific knowledge, that is – with this wave physics kit that helps students understand how energy is transferred using repeating patterns. Have fun with several meaningful activities, including observing the tricks water plays on your eyes, shining light through candy, acting out types of waves, spotting waves from a microwave oven, and making your own pattern-based code. This Accelerate level kit includes a full-color student workbook and a detailed teacher guide, with step-by-step instructions for both hands-on and reading-based activities designed to engage students in the properties and applications of waves. Both teacher and student will be able to open the box and start within minutes, and the kit will provide over 11 hours of engaging learning.

In this kit, the student will engage in these fun activities:

  1. Discover how water, air, and light interact in some surprising ways.
  2. Find out how different colors of light go through different gummy candy colors.
  3. Explore hidden colors with diffraction grating and model the structure of a wave.
  4. Get hands-on with sound waves in a balloon and microwaves on special paper.
  5. Find out how waves send information and make your own information transfer code.

Use this Wave Wisdom lab kit to answer questions such as:

  • What happens when light moves from one material to another?
  • What makes light appear as different colors?
  • What is a wave and what are waves like?
  • What’s the difference between types of waves?
  • How do people use waves?

Our Wave Wisdom kit is a part of the Science Unlocked Accelerate series and is recommended for grades 3-7.

Interested in learning more? Check out our Student Workbook Sample and Teacher Guide Sample


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This kit contains:

  • 2 Balloon, 9-inch
  • 1 Battery, 9-volt
  • 1 Battery cap
  • 1 Black permanent marker
  • 1 Diffraction grating
  • 1 Gummy candy, box of assorted colors
  • 1 Heat-sensitive paper, 8.5x11-inch sheet
  • 2 LED bulb, green
  • 2 LED bulb, red
  • 2 LED bulb, white
  • 1 Metal washer
  • 3 Plastic cup, 16 oz
  • 1 Resistor, 220 ohm
  • 1 Ruler, 15-cm clear plastic
  • 1 String, 25 ft
  • 1 Straw
  • 1 Water beads, 10-gram bag

You will also need:

  • Artificial indoor light
  • Colored pencils(optional)
  • Microwave oven
  • Pencil
  • Sunlight
  • Water


Warning: HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL - This kit contains hazardous chemicals. Not for children under the age of 15. For use under adult supervision. Read warning labels carefully.
Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Balloons. Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on underinflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Adult supervision required.
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