How can sound waves cause a window to shake?

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Title How can sound waves cause a window to shake?
Description This activity supports investigations into the phenomenon in OpenSci Ed's Unit 8.2: How can sound make something move? In the activity, students observe how particle motion changes when amplitude and frequency of sound waves change. In addition, students track pressure as a result of these changing particle motions and infer how those pressure changes could cause an object far from the sound source to move.
Subject Physics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords amplitude, frequency, loudness, particles, pitch, pressure, sound, waves
Simulation(s) Waves Intro (HTML5)

Author(s) Kelly Saalwachter
School / Organization Eldorado PK-8
Date submitted 1/10/21
Date updated 1/10/21