Ripple While You Work

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Title Ripple While You Work
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.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Homework, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords diffraction, interference, reflection, wave, waves
Simulation(s) Wave Interference

Author(s) David Moutoux
Contact Email
School / Organization Jefferson County School District, Bear Creek High School
Date submitted 5/5/08
Date updated 5/5/08