Grade LevelHigh School
AuthorsSanjay Yengul, Kate Wooley-Brown
In this activity, students learn how mechanical waves are helping to made advances in medicine. Students will apply their knowledge of mechanics to understanding a new technique and even to make disease diagnoses.
Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- explain the relationship between a mechanical wave’s speed and the medium through which it is traveling.
- calculate a wave’s speed given frequency and wavelength.
- describe medical applications of mechanical waves.
Science and Engineering Practices:SP2, SP5, SP8
MA Science and Technology/Engineering (2016):HS-PS4-1, HS-PS4-5
NGSS (2013):HS-PS4-1, HS-PS4-5
Common Core Math/Language Arts Standards:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1
Tagselasticity, elastography, fibrosis, palpation, shear wave
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