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Title Waves on a String HTML5 PreAP Lesson
Description In this investigation, students construct their own definitions for amplitude, tension, damping and frequency using the PhET simulation as a guide. Students explore how waves behave with free, fixed and loose ends relating their experiences to real world examples. It is intended for PreAP Physics but could also be used in AP Physics 1. An editable exit quiz is provided that teachers can modify.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords amplitude, damping, tension, waves
Simulation(s) Wave on a String (HTML5)


Author(s) Elyse Zimmer
Contact Email elyse.zimmer@gmail.com
School / Organization Educator
Date submitted 8/18/15
Date updated 8/20/15