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Title Inquiry Activity: Waves
Description This is an introductory middle school activity to be used with both "Wave on a String" and "Sound." Reinforced concepts: longitudinal, transverse, mechanical, electromagnetic waves. Introduced concepts: amplitude, frequency.
Subject Physics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords amplitude, frequency, longitudinal, mechanical, transverse, waves
Simulation(s) Sound, Wave on a String


Author(s) Christina Zaccagnino
Contact Email cmz251@nyu.edu
School / Organization St. Bernadette School
Date submitted 6/12/15
Date updated 6/12/15