Waves Intro

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Waves Intro وێنه‌ی شاشه‌  دابه‌زێن  Embed
  • فرێکانس
  • زۆروزه‌به‌نه‌یی
  • خێرایی شه‌پۆل

ناوه‌ڕۆک

  • فرێکانس
  • زۆروزه‌به‌نه‌یی
  • خێرایی شه‌پۆل
  • درێژی شه‌پۆل
  • ئاو
  • ده‌نگ
  • رووناکی

Description

Make waves with a dripping faucet, audio speaker, or laser! Adjust frequency and amplitude, and observe the effects. Hear the sound produced by the speaker, and discover what determines the color of light.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Make waves with water, sound, and light and see how they are related.
  • Discuss wave properties using common vocabulary.
  • Explain how changing the frequency and amplitude affects the characteristics of the wave.
  • Design an experiment to measure the speed of the wave.
Version 1.0.1

Teacher Tips

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

Teacher-Submitted Activities

Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein updated by Diana López HS
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دیکه‌ کیمیا
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PRIMARIA: Alineación con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López K-5
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Demo
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Discuss
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ئه‌ستێره‌ناسی
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Intro to Waves I: Basics of waves in liquids Don Loving HS
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UG-Intro
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Introduction to Waves: Liquid Matter, Sound, and Light Lonny Villalobos, M.Ed. MS
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Wave Intro Simulation Worksheet Bonnie Meaders MS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا

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iPad:
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Design Team Third-party Libraries سوپاس بۆ
  • Sam Reid (lead developer)
  • Amy Rouinfar (lead designer)
  • Noah Podolefsky (original designer)
  • Wendy Adams
  • Diana López Tavares
  • Ariel Paul
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Katie Woessner
  • Cheryl McCutchan (graphic arts)
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