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
School / Organization Jefferson County School District, Bear Creek High School
Date submitted 5/5/08
Date updated 5/5/08