Ride the wave and surf SECOORA wave resources. Learn about common terminology and concepts for waves below.
Waves are repeating and periodic disturbances that travel through a medium (e.g. water) from one location to another location. SECOORA created a handy online glossary to help students learn the most common scientific words heard in reference to waves. Explore the glossary.
Wave Fact Sheet
Learn about wave energy, wave breaks and the basic parts of a wave.
Wave Fact Sheet PDF
Wave Size and Depth
Use the classroom activity to investigate how deep the energy of a wave goes and the relationship between the size of a wave and depth of wave energy.
Wave Size and Depth Word Document
Use the classroom activity to investigate the factors affecting wind waves.