Wave Refraction


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Title Wave Refraction
Description This investigation uses the Bending Light simulation to mirror what happens to water waves was they pass from deep to shallow and vice versa. Students explore how the wavelength changes as well as the refractive angles. From this they determine how to draw wave refraction diagrams.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Refraction; wave patterns; deep and shallow water
Simulation(s) Bending Light (HTML5)


Author(s) Simon Lees
Contact Email slees@sthildas.qld.edu.au
School / Organization St Hildas
Date submitted 17/03/12
Date updated 17/03/12