A shock wave is when lots of energy comes from a very small spot. The shockwave can be so powerful that it can knock things over! Bombs create shockwaves. A shockwave happens because the energy pushes air really fast, and then the air can hit things. Bombs are made more dangerous because of shockwaves.
A Shockwave can move through any material. An earthquake is a shockwave travelling through the ground. Shockwaves are affected by the materials they travel through.
A sound wave is a collection of shockwaves. The frequency of a sound is how frequently those shockwaves hit your ear. The amplitude is the strength or size of the shockwaves.