Before using these tasks, consider reviewing the Guidance for Use document, which provides suggestions for the most effective ways the TDSciN Task Library can be used to support high-quality science teaching and learning.
Driving Phenomenon: Students read a story about Melody’s cell phone signal dropping in the basement of a library even though a cell tower is close by. They try to figure out why this happens.
Tennessee Academic Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards Learning Targets
Tennessee Academic Standards for Science
- 8PS4.2: Compare and contrast mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves based on refraction, reflection, transmission, absorption, and their behavior through a vacuum and/or various media.
- 8PS4.3: Evaluate the role that waves play in different communication systems.
Next Generation Science Standards