Type
Crossword
Description

____ is a distrubance that transfers energy from one point to another. wave
A ___ can be a solid, a liquid, or a gas. Medium
The movement of particles by a wave is called a _____. Vibration
When this wave travels through a medium, matter moves up and down as the wave travels through it. Transverse wave
When this wave travels, matter moves back and forth as the wave travels through it. compressional wave
The vibration of a spring's coils produces a _______, an area where particles are pushed together. Compression
Behind the compression is a _____, an area where particles are spread apart. Rarefraction
The __ of a transverse wave is its highest point. Crest
The __ of a transverse wave is its lowest point. Troughs
___ is the distance between waves crest or troughs in a transverse wave. Wavelength
____, the height of the wave from its trough or crest to its midpoint, is a measure of the wave's intensity. Amplitude
____ is a measure of how many wave crests or troughs pass a given point in a unit of time. Frequency
The __ of a wave is the amount of time it takes for a wave to complete one full cycle. Period
A __ is a compressional wave produced by vibrations in matter. Sound wave
___ refers to how waves bounce off of objects and change their direction their direction of travel. Reflection
__ is the transfer of energy when a wave disappears into a surface. Absorption
The __, or the highness or lowness of a sound, depends on the frequency of the sound waves. Pitch
A sound's pitch seems to change if its source or listener is moving. This is called the ____. Doppler effect
The difference in the loudness of a sound is called ___. Volume
The volume of a sound is measured in units called __. Decibels
The combined sound waves of the stereos would produce a louder sound than that from one stereo alone. This is __. Constructive interference
The sound waves together have a lower amplitude than the sound made by one source alone. This is called ___. Destructive interference

Waves and Sound Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A means of transferring energy from one point to another wave
Particles on the wave vibrate perpendicular to the direction that the wave is moving transverse wave
Particles on these waves vibrate parallel to the direction that the wave is moving (through a series of compressions and rarefactions) longitudinal
Require a medium to travel through (Ex: water waves and sound waves)  mechanical
Do not require a medium (ex: light and radio waves) electromagnetic
The distance from a point on one wave to the identical point on the next wave (crest to crest) wavelength
The number of waves passing each second; it is measured in Hertz frequency
Maximum displacement of a wave from the rest position or the size of the wave or how large the wave is amplitude
Waves will bounce off barriers an angle equal to the angle they strike the barrier reflection
Bending of a wave as it passes at an angle into another medium refraction
Bending of waves around barriers (this occurs to a greater degree with longer waves such as sound) diffraction
Waves add as they meet Constructive
The waves partly or completely cancel as they pass destructive
Change in frequency is heard when the source of sound and the person receiving the sound are in relative motion doppler effect
material through which a wave travels medium
Unit of measurement for frequency hertz
a disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave sound
perception of the frequency of sound pitch
The high point of a wave. crest
The low point of a wave trough

Waves Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

a traveling disturbance that carries energy through matter and space Wave
a repeated back and forth movement of matter; often necessary to produce waves Vibration
a substance or matter through which a wave travels Medium
a type of wave in which particles move across or perpendicular to the direction the wave is traveling Transverse wave
a type of wave in which particles of the medium vibrate back and forth Longitudinal wave
the distance between a wave's resting point and its trough or crest Amplitude
the distance between any two adjacent (side by side) wave crests or and two adjacent wave Wavelength
the number of complete waves that pass a point in a certain time period Frequency
occurs when a wave bounces back after striking something Reflection
occurs when a wave passes from one medium into another and changes direction Refraction
waves that use matter to move or transfer energy Mechanical wave
waves that move through empty space (Vacuum) or use matter to transfer energy Electromagnets wave
is the bending of waves around a barrier or object Diffraction
the ability for two waves to combine and make a new wave when they overlap Interference
wave interface that forms a larger wave when two wave amplitudes overlap Constructive interference
wave interference that can form a smaller wave or cancel each other out when two wave amplitudes meet Destructive interference

Waves and Wave Properties Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A disturbance of particles that transports energy without moving matter. Wave
The distance of one crest of a wave to another. Wave length
The top point of a wave. Crest
The bottom of a wave. Trough
Depends on the type of medium the wave travels through. Speed
The distance of a wave from its resting position. Amplitude
Moves energy through matter. Mechanical Wave
A wave that moves perpendicular to the direction it's going. Transverse wave
A wave that moves parallel to the direction it is going. Longitudinal Wave
The number of times a wave passes a certain point a second. Frequency
The change in direction of a wave passing from one medium to another caused by its change in speed. Refraction
A region in a longitudinal wave where the particles are closest together. Compressions
A region in a longitudinal wave where the particles are furthest apart. Rarefactions
The perception on how high or low a sound is. Pitch

Waves unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

how fast an object moves speed
A wave in which the particles vibrate at right angles to the direction of wave transverse
Part of the Em spectrum . Electromagnetic radiation light
material that carries waves ; solid ,liquid and gas medium
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place wave
A wave in which the particles move parallel to the path of the wave longitudinal
waves caused by vibrations that are transmitted through matter. example of longitudinal sound
maximum displacement from rest position ; shows the amount of energy amplitude
the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together compression
highest point of a wave crest
Lowest point of a wave trough
the time it takes for one cycle period
the part of longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are far apart rarefaction
a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacles or an edge , such as an opening diffraction
occurs when a wave bounces off a surface that it cannot pass through; upside down reflection
a wave that require a medium to travel mechanical
the distance between one crest or trough of a wave and next wavelength
waves of energy traveling through rock seismic
electromagnetic waves used for communication on computers , phones ,etc. radio
the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time frecuency

Waves crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A substance through which a wave can travel is a__________ Medium
Any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or empty space is a_______ Wave
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly________ Transverse wave
A wave that travel without a medium is a__________ electromagnetic wave
A wave where particles move back and forth along the path that the wave moves is a________ longitudinal wave
particles are crowded is called a________ compression
gaps in a longitudinal wave is called a______ rarefaction
The top of a transverse wave is called a_____ crest
The bottom of a transverse wave is called a_______ trough
the amount of waves produced in a certain amount of time is called it´s _________ frequency
the height of a transverse wave is called a_________ Amplitude
the distance from crest to crest on a transverse wave is called a______ wavelength
speed at which a wave can travel is it´s_________ wavespeed
word used to express frequency is called a ________ hertz
the bending of a wave is called________ refraction

PROPERTIES OF WAVES VOCABULARY Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a measure of its change over a single period Ampitude
the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) Compression
each the top of (something such as a hill or wave). crest
the frequency or wavelength of their oscillations which determines their position in the electromagnetic spectrum Electromagnetic Wave
the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves) Frequency
a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation. Longitudinal wave
a wave that is an oscillation of matter, and therefore transfers energy through a medium Mechanical wave
the intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses or a force acts on objects at a distance. Medium
diminution in the density of something, especially air or a gas. MEDICINE Rarefaction
a wave vibrating at right angles to the direction of its propagation. Transverse wave
a channel used to convey a liquid. Trough
The distance between adjacent peaks (or adjacent troughs) on a wave . Wave
the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave. Wavelength

WAVES CROSSWORD

Type
Crossword
Description

A DISTURBANCE THAT TRANSFERS ENERGY FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER WITHOUT TRANSFERRING MATTER WAVE
A WAVE THAT CAN ONLY TRAVEL THROUGH MATTER MECHANICAL WAVE
A MATERIAL IN WHICH WAVE TRAVEL MEDIUM
THE HIGHEST POINT ON A TRANSVERSE WAVE CREST
THE LOWEST POINT OF A TRANSVERSE WAVE TROUGH
A TRANSVERSE WAVE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH EMPTY SPACE AND MATTER ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE
THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE A WAVE FROM ITS REST POSITION AMPLITUDE
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ONE POINT ON A WAVE FIND THE NEAREST POINT JUST LIKE IT WAVELENGTH
THE NUMBER OF WAVELENGTHS THAT PASS BY A POINT EACH SECOND FREQUENCY
THE TRANSFER OF ENERGY FROM A WAVE TO THE MEDIUM THROUGH WHICH IT TRAVELS ABSORPTION
THE PASSAGE OF LIGHT THROUGH AN OBJECT TRANSMISSION
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A WAVE AS IT CHANGES SPEED IN MOVING FROM ONE MEDIUM TO ANOTHER REFLECTION
THE BOUNCING OF A WAVE OFF A SURFACE REFRACTION
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A WAVE WHEN IT TRAVELS BY THE EDGE OF AN OBJECT OR THROUGH DIFFRACTION
OCCURS WHEN WAVES OVERLAP AND COMBINE TO FORM AN NO WAVE INTERFERENCE

Scientific Wave Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place wave
a material through wich a wave travels medium
a repeated back-and-forth or up-and down motion vibration
waves that move the medium ina direction perpendicular, or at right angles, to the direction which it travels transverse wave
the highest part of a wave crest
the lowest part of a wave trough
waves that move the particles of the medium parellel to the direction in which the waves are traveling longitudinal wave
closer together parts of a wave compressions
farther apart areas of a wave rarefactions
the maxium distance the particles of the medium carrying the wave move away from their rest positions amplitude
the distance between two points on wave wavelength
the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time frequency
how far the wave travels in given amount of time speed
an object hitting asurface through which it cannot pass and bounces back is reflection
bending of waves due to the change in speed refraction
a wave moving through an opening, causing it to bend and spread diffraction
when two waves meet interference

Waves Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a periodic disturbance in a solid, liquid, or gas as energy is transmitted through a medium wave
a physical environment in which phenomena occur medium
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling transverse wave
a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation longitudinal wave
the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation, measured from the position of equilibrium amplitude
the number of waves produced in a certain amount of time frequency
the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave wavelength
the speed at which a wave travels wave speed
the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it reflection
change in direction of propagation of any wave as a result of its traveling at different speeds at different points along the wave front refraction
the process by which a beam of light or other system of waves is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or across an edge, typically accompanied by interference between the wave forms produced diffraction
when two waves meet in such a way that their crests line up together constructive interference
when the crest of one wave meets the trough of another, and the result is a lower total amplitude destructive interference
a sound or series of sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener echo
the action of compressing or being compressed compression
diminution in the density of something, especially air or a gas rarefaction
reach the top of (something such as a hill or wave) crest
the lowest point the medium sinks to trough
a wave that is an oscillation of matter, and therefore transfers energy through a medium. mechanical waves
synchronized oscillations of electric and magnetic fields that propagate at the speed of light through a vacuum electromagnetic waves

Waves crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The maximum disturbance from its undisturbed position. Amplitude
Part of a longitudinal wave that is close together. Compression
Highest point on a transverse wave. Crest
Strength or energy as an attribute of movement. Force
Vibrations that transfer energy from place to place without matter. Wave
Substance a mechanical wave must travel through. Medium
An electromagnetic wave also known as a visible light wave. Light wave
the energy possessed by an object because of its position relative to other objects. Potential energy
Part of a longitudinal wave that is spread apart. Rarefaction
The waves produced by earthquakes. Seismic wave
When vibrations are the same direction the wave is traveling. Sound waves
Lowest point on a transverse wave. Trough
Repeated up and down or back and forth motion. Vibration
The distance between a point on one wave to the same point on the next wave. Wavelength
Number of waves that pass a certain point in a second. Frequency
When there is no disturbance moving through a wave. Rest position