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. 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, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Light, Radiation, amplitude, frequency, math, phet activity, sine, wave
Simulation(s) Wave on a String (HTML5), Wave on a String


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 7/30/05
Date updated 5/27/15