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# Wave on a String

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• Waves
• Frequency
• Amplitude

### Description

Explore the wonderful world of waves! Even observe a string vibrate in slow motion. Wiggle the end of the string and make waves, or adjust the frequency and amplitude of an oscillator.

### Sample Learning Goals

• Discuss wave properties using common vocabulary.
• Predict the behavior of waves through varying medium and at reflective endpoints.
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### Teacher Tips

 Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

### Teacher-Submitted Activities

Algebra-based Physics Semester one lessons, clicker questions, and schedule in pdf (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Wave unit (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
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EM wave analogy tutorial Noah Podolefksy UG-Intro Lab Physics
Wave demonstrations: water, sound, light (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
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Wave clicker questions (Inquiry Based) Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
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Speed of a Wave NGSS aligned Susie Dykstra HS Lab Physics
Sound and Wave Basics Dr. Wendy Adams and the Acoustical Society HS
UG-Intro
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Inquiry Activity: Waves Christina Zaccagnino MS Lab
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Investigating Properties of Transverse Waves Elyse Zimmer HS Lab Physics
Properties of a wave Jackie Esler MS CQs
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Waves & The Electromagnetic Spectrum Phil Cook HS HW
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? Sarah Borenstein MS Other Biology
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MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer MS
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Biology
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Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS Other Physics
Waves on a string Jason Mcclurg HS
UG-Intro
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Wave Properties and Interactions Lab Manual Fatih Gozuacik MS
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Wave Investigation Chuck Faber MS Lab Physics
Measuring waves using wave on a string model Richard Knights HS Guided
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Finding Wave Properties Karen King, Stephan Graham HS Lab Physics
Transverse Standing Waves Exploration Kevin Slattery HS Lab
Wave on a String Independent Student Learning Guide Valerie Chapple HS
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Verschil amplitude en frequentie Gerrit de Wit MS Lab Physics
Properties of a Wave Lab Jason Acosta HS Lab
Oscillate Waves and Wavelengths Kim Wu MS CQs
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Earth Science
Wave on a String Student Learning Guide Kathleen Miller MS Lab Physics
Wave Refraction and Reflection Christine Deyo HS Lab Physics
Wave Exporation Michael Noel MS
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Demo Physics
Finding the speed of a wave on a string J. Howard HS Lab Physics
Properties of waves Kristi Goodwin MS CQs Physics
Standing Waves Exploration N Whipple HS Lab
Applications of Sinusoidal Functions Andrzej Sokolowski HS Lab Mathematics
Wave pre-lecture introduction for regular level Steve Banasiak HS Lab Physics
Sound Virtual Practical Activity Bruce Carpenter HS Lab Physics
Modeling: deriving "v =(wavelength)(f); et al. T. Egan, J. Marino HS Lab
Reflection and Interference of Waves Paul Williams, Myra West UG-Intro Lab Physics
Wave on a String Simulation S. Pennington HS Lab
CQs
Physics
Wave Motion unknown unknown HS HW
Investigating waves Nancy Flowers HS Lab Physics
Wave on a string--the basics Chris Cochran MS Lab
Waves Review Michael F. Gallo HS HW
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Wave on a String Gretchen Swanson HS Lab Physics
Standing Waves Stephan Graham HS Lab Physics
Waves on a String Discovery Activity Lori Andersen HS Lab Physics
Waves Robert Kennedy HS Lab Physics
Waves on a String Katherine Frett HS Lab Physics
Wave on a String Comparison curt miller HS Lab Physics
Measurement of wave parameters Gagik Demirjian HS
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Demonstartion of waves on a string Gagik Demirjian MS Demo Physics
comment_se_propage_une_onde pierre gerard HS Lab
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줄의 피동 SIM 사용지침서 이화국(Wha Kuk Lee) UG-Intro
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Ondas Estacionáarias em cordas Sergio Tobias da Silva UG-Intro
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Ondas Marcelo da Costa Carneiro; Denys Sales; Mairton Cavalcante Romeu MS Remote
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Hoja de predicciones Heriberto Cota V. UG-Intro Remote Other
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Laboratorio de ondas Walter Manuel Trujillo Yaipen Other
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Actividad: onda en una cuerda Elias Hernandez Hernandez K-5 MC
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Guia katherine vergara MS Guided Physics
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