In 7th grade Science, students are learning about waves.  WMS students might be familiar with the waves of our beautiful beaches, but today, they got to make waves of their own.  In Mrs. Sandy Thorson's class, students used a toy Slinky (umm, I mean, a manipulative) to simulate waves to observe how energy is transferred in both transverse and longitudinal waves.  Students were able to use the manipulative to see how both constructive and destructive energies affect transverse waves.  They also created longitudinal waves, observing both the compression and rarefaction.

Hands on learning is fun!  (Just don't tell the other teachers we play in science.)