Waves and Types of Seismic Waves


  1. Bite Size Physics- Waves- http://www.bitesizephysics.com/energywaveslesso.html
  2. Wave Motion facts, Information, Pictures– http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Wave_motion.aspx
  3. Physics for Kids- Waves– http://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/waves.php


Videos- Types of Waves

  1. Transverse and Longitudinal Waves– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5r4ZTOXS4
  2. Types of Waves– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2s2fZr8sqQ
  3. Types of Waves– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd-G6KYwzvA

Informational Sites

  1. What is Seismology and What Are Seismic Waves? http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/waves.html
  2. Seismic Waves– http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phys2900/homepages/Marianne.Hogan/waves.html
  3. Categories of Waves- The Physics Classroom- http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-1/Categories-of-Waves
  4. Two types of Seismic Waves- http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/people/seth/B02/lectures/Seismology/p&swaves.htm
  5. P -Waves and S-Waves (seismic waves in general) BBC Bite Size- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/earth_universe/seismic_wavesrev1.shtml  Good information but the videos don’t work.
  6. P and S Waves- great visuals– http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/quakes/waves/p&s_waves.html
  7. Seismic Waves– Good visuals and explanations as to why P and S waves work in the way that they do. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/waves/seismic.html
  8. Geologic Examples of P and S waves– http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/mamlak.html#c1
  9. Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion– http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/demos/waves/wavemotion.html
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