Waves on a String (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Waves on a String (Inquiry Based)
Description The students will use the simulation to learn the goals through an inquiry approach.There is a pre/post test provided. This lesson has been updated for the HTML sim and has a remote lab for students working individually at home. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_qiaLNltKZ3zrMiI0U0UOJqcWUGz6dz0yanoWsVhriQ/edit?usp=sharing Learning Goals: Students will be able to discuss wave properties using common vocabulary and they will be able to predict the behavior of waves through varying medium and at reflective endpoints. I made the pre/post test into a power point for using with clickers and have included a few questions adapted from other sources.
Subject Mathematics, Physics
Level High School, Middle School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Demonstration, Homework, Lab, Multiple-Choice Concept Questions, Remote Learning
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Light, Radiation, amplitude, frequency, math, phet activity, remote, sine, wave
Simulation(s) Wave on a String (HTML5)


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 7/30/05
Date updated 4/6/20