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

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