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Title Waves on a String (Inquiry Based)
Description The students will use the simulation to learn the goals through an inquiry approach.There is a pre/post test provided. This lesson has been updated for the HTML sim and has a remote lab for students working individually at home. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_qiaLNltKZ3zrMiI0U0UOJqcWUGz6dz0yanoWsVhriQ/edit?usp=sharing Learning Goals: Students will be able to discuss wave properties using common vocabulary and they will be able to predict the behavior of waves through varying medium and at reflective endpoints. I made the pre/post test into a power point for using with clickers and have included a few questions adapted from other sources.
Subject Mathematics, Physics
Level High School, Middle School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Demonstration, Homework, Lab, Multiple-Choice Concept Questions, Remote Learning
Answers Included No
Language Engleski
Keywords Light, Radiation, amplitude, frequency, math, phet activity, remote, sine, wave
Simulation(s) Valovi na užetu (HTML5)


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 2005.07.30
Date updated 2020.04.06