Activity: Wave on a String


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Title Activity: Wave on a String
Description This activity guides students through observations which will teach them what the terms wavelength, frequency, amplitude, and the speed of a wave mean. Students will explore the proportion between wavelength and frequency and will end the activity by writing an equation relating those quantities to the speed of a wave. Suitable for basic physics or anywhere an introduction to the basics of describing waves would be helpful, such as in astronomy or chemistry when studying the electromagnetic spectrum.
Subject Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics
Level High School, Middle School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Discussion Prompts, Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords amplitude, frequency, inverse, proportion, speed, wave characteristics, wavelength
Simulation(s) Gelombang Pada Tali (HTML5)


Author(s) Aaron Keller
Contact Email akeller@scarboroughschools.org
School / Organization Scarborough High School
Date submitted 19/03/05
Date updated 19/03/05