Type
Crossword
Description

Need matter to transfer energy Mechanical waves
DO NOT NEED matter (or medium) to transfer energy Electromagnetic Waves
Wave that needs matter to transfer energy Sound waves
Mechanical waves travel two different ways transverse and longitudinal
Energy causes the matter in the medium to move up and down or back and forth at right angles to the direction the wave travels Transverse wave
The highest point on a wave Crest
the valley between two waves, is the lowest point. Trough
the horizontal distance, either between the crests or troughs of two consecutive waves. Wavelength
the peak (greatest) value (either positive or negative) of a wave. The distance from the undisturbed level to the trough or crest. Amplitude
A mechanical wave in which matter in the medium moves forward and backward along the same direction that the wave travels. Longitudinal Wave
the part of the compressional wave where the particles are crowded together. compression
the part of the compressional wave where the particles are spread apart. Rarefaction
the peak (greatest) value (either positive or negative) of a wave. The distance from the undisturbed level to the trough or crest. Amplitude
the number of wavelengths that pass a point in a given amount of time. Frequency

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 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

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 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 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 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 and Electromagnetic Spectrum Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

For waves on the surface of the ocean or lakes wave
This article is about the scalar physical quantity enegry
a measurement that indicates the movement or vibration of something (such as a sound wave or a radio wave) amplitude
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time frequency
In physics, the wavelength of a sinusoidal wave is the spatial period of the wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats, wavelength
the lowest turning point of a wave cycle trough
A crest is a point on the wave where the displacement of the medium is at a maximum. crest
A transverse wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer. transverse wave
Longitudinal waves, also known as "l waves", are waves in which the displacement of the medium is in the same direction as, or the opposite direction to, the direction of travel of the wave. longitudinal wave
the point or place where something begins or is created line of origin
Infrared (IR) is invisible radiant energy, infared light
Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light. radio waves
Ultraviolet (UV) light is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm (30 PHz) to 380 nm (750 THz), shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays. ultraviolet light
A gamma wave is a pattern of neural oscillation in humans with a frequency between 25 and 100 Hz,[1] though 40 Hz is typical.[2] gamma waves
Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see visible light
Space void of matter. vacuum
is a form of electromagnetic radiation x-ray waves
a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays microwaves
pertaining to, or produced by electromagnetism. electromagnetic

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

Waves, Sound, and Light Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A wave that requires a medium through which to travel mechanical wave
A wave that moves the medium in a direction prependicular to the direction in which the wave travels transverse wave
A wave that moves a medium in a direction parallel to the direction in which the wave travels longitudinal wave
The highest part of a transverse wave crest
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together compression
The part of a longitudinal wave wheree the particles of the medium are far apart rarefaction
The number of complete waves that pass a givin point in a certian amount of time frequency
The lowest part of a transverse wave trough
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave wavelenght
Electromagnetic waves with the longest wavelenghts and lowest frequencies radio waves
Radio waves with the shortest wavelenghts and the highest frequenies microwaves
Electromagnetic waves with the wavelenghts shorter than radio waves but longer than visible light infrared rays
Electromagnetic waves that are visible to the human eye visible light
Electromagnetic waves with the wavelenghts shorter tahn visible light ,but longer than X-rays Ultraviolet rays
Electromagnetic waves with wavelenghts shorter than ultraviolet rays, but longer than gamma rays X-rays
Electromagnetic waves with the shortestwavelenghts and highest frequencies gamma rays
Transverse wave that transfer electrical and magnetic energy electromagnetic wave
The change in frequency of awave as its source move in relation to an observer Doppler effect
The material through which a wave travels medium
An image that shows regions of different temperatures in different colors thermogram

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