Finding Wave Properties

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Title Finding Wave Properties
Description This is an activity we use in 9th grade physics towards the beginning of the wave unit. The students' learning goals are: 1) Calculate and measure different wave characteristics (frequency, period, amplitude, wavelength). 2) Describe the relationships among each of these wave characteristics We introduce these concepts first in class and then do the simulation the next day.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Algebra, Equations
Simulation(s) Wave on a String

Author(s) Karen King, Stephan Graham
School / Organization Denver School of Science and Technology
Date submitted 3/2/07
Date updated 4/28/15