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|School / Organization||Jefferson County School District, Bear Creek High School|
|Title||Ripple While You Work|
|Keywords||wave, waves, reflection, interference, diffraction|
|Description||I traditionally used a version of this observation-based lab with ripple tanks; however, this proved too time-consuming for the objective. Students were able to perform the activity with little support from me and could probably be used for homework. The PhET Sound simulation makes a great follow-up demonstration.|
What do you think about this activity? How did you use it or change it for your class? Professionally constructive comments welcome.