Type
Crossword
Description

stuff through which a wave travels medium
a wave where particles move n the same direction as the wave longitudinal wave
What is a wave in which the particles move in a perpendicular direction to the wave. transverse wave
This wave requires a medium mechanical wave
This wave does NOT require a wave. Electromagnetic wave
The measure of how far particles move from their resting point amplitude
This is the distance from crest to crest wavelength
The amount of time required for two adjacent crests to pass a given point. Wave period
The number of waves that pass a given point in a given amount of time frequency
the speed of a wave wave speed
the top of a wave crest
the bottom of a wave trough

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

Physics Wave Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

the maximum distance a point is moved from its rest position when a wave passes through amplitude
part of a longitudinal wave where the particles in the medium are pushed together compression
the highest part of a wave crest
the number of times something occurs in a given period of time frequency
wave in which the motion of the medium is in the same direction as the wave longitudinal wave
substance through which waves can travel; plural of medium is media medium
the time required for one full wave to pass a location period
part of a longitudinal wave where the particles in the medium are spread apart rare fraction
the lowest part of a wave trough
a wave in which the motion of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of the wave transverse wave
a repeating motion that travels through a medium wave
the distance between neighboring crests, neighboring troughs, or any other neighboring equivalent points of a wave wave length
the distance a wave travels in a given amount of time; equal to the product of a wave's frequency (f) and its wavelength (λ) wave speed
deflection (bouncing) of a wave by a surface the wave cannot pass through; echos, mirror images, etc. reflection
the bending (change in speed and direction) of a wave as it passes at an angle between media of different densities refraction
the spreading and bending of waves as they move around a barrier or pass through an opening diffraction
A pulse is a single disturbance that moves through a medium from one point to the next point wave pulse
the change in frequency of a wave (or other periodic event) for an observer moving relative to its source Doppler effect
What happens when two waves interact - can either be constructive (waves add) or destructive (cancel each other out either partially or completely) Interference
What happens when two waves interact - can either be constructive (waves add) or destructive (cancel each other out either partially or completely) resonance

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

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, 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

Chapter 15 Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the matter through a wave travels medium
waves that require a medium mechanical waves
waves that do not require a medium electromagnetic waves
motion of particles move perpendicular to the motion of the waves transverse waves
waves whose particles vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave longitudinal waves
High points of a transverse wave crest
low points of a transverse wave trough
the distance that particles are displaced from their normal resting positions amplitude
the distance from crest to crest or from trough to trough wavelength
time required for one full wavelength of a wave to pass a certain point period
number of wavelengths that pass a point in a given time interval frequency
an observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving doppler effect
the bouncing back of a wave when it hits a surface or boundary reflection
bending of waves as they pass an edge diffraction
the bending of waves when they pass from one medium to another refraction
the combination of 2 or more waves that results in a single wave interference

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

Waves crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Oscillations about an equilibrium Vibration
Number of times a wave passes a certain point frequency
Oscillations with transfer of energy wave
The height of a wave amplitude
Oscillations perpendicular to direction Transverse
The lowest part of a wave Trough
A type of wave that has compression longitudinal
The length of a wave wavelength
Unit of measurement for waves hertz
The highest part of a wave crest