Waves Crossword Puzzle

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  • hertz : how we typically measure frequency
  • photons : this is what light is made of
  • trough : the bottom of a wave
  • wavelength : the distance from the top of one wave to the top of another
  • interference : the interaction between waves when they meet. can be constructive or destructive
  • crest : the top of a wave
  • frequency : how many waves pass by in a set amount of time
  • diffraction : the bending of waves as they pass around a barrier
  • reflection : a wave bouncing off of a medium
  • transmission : a wave passing through a medium without changing its energy
  • seismic : waves that travel through the earth during earthquakes
  • refraction : a wave changing speed as is passes through a medium, causing it to bend
  • electromagnetic : the spectrum of waves that includes radios, microwaves, and gamma rays
  • amplitude : the distance from the middle of a wave to the crest
  • absorption : energy transferring from a wave into a medium
  • diffuse : when (parts of) waves bounce in multiple directions after hitting a medium