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Title Sound: An Introduction (Inquiry Based)
Description The students will use the simulation to learn the goals through an inquiry approach. Learning Goals: Students will be able to: Explain how different sounds are modeled, described, and produced; Design ways to determine the speed, frequency, period and wavelength of a sound wave model. I have included some concept questions suitable for clickers and a lab that I use in conjunction with the simulation with Labpro equipment.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords Sound, Waves, amplitude, frequency, math, phet activity, pitch
Simulation(s) Sound


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 1/19/06
Date updated 7/7/13