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Can you name the science vocabulary terms that you will see on the Science final next week?

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The complete range of electromagnetic waves placed in order of increasing frequency
The material through which a wave travels
Electromagnetic waves with the longest frequencies
A wave that moves the medium in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together
The bending of waves as they move around a barrier or pass through an opening
Electromagnetic waves with the longest wavelengths and lowest frequencies
Electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than visible light but lower than X-rays
Perception of the frequency of a sound
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
A material that only conducts current under certain conditions
The number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time
The ability to move an object some distance
The lowest part of a transverse wave
The highest part of a transverse wave
Radio waves with the shortest wavelengths and highest frequencies
A system that uses reflected radio waves to detect objects and measure their distance and speed
A method of transmitting signals by changing the frequency of a wave
The change in frequency of a wave as its source moves in relation to an observer
The interference that occurs when two waves combine to make a wave with a smaller amplitude
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An electronic component that layers two types of semiconductors
Sound waves with frequencies below 20 Hz.
A solid-state component used to amplify an electronic signal or turn it on and off
A wave that moves a medium in a direction parallel to the direction in which the wave travels
Sound waves with frequencies above 20,000 Hz.
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
Electromagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than UV rays, but shorter than gamma rays
The bending of waves as they enter a new medium at an angle
Electromagnetic waves with frequencies longer than radio waves, but shorter than visible light
The maximum distance the particles of a wave move away from their rest positions as a wave passes through the medium
A method of transmitting signals by changing the amplitude of the wave
Electromagnetic waves that are visible to the human eye
Unit of measurement for frequency
The interference that occurs when two waves combine to make a wave with a greater amplitude
The bouncing back of an object or wave when it hits a surface through which it cannot pass
Pulses of current used to represent information
The interaction between waves that meet
An electric current that is varied smoothly to represent information
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave

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