Type:

Interactive, Lesson Plan, Other

Description:

Students are introduced to using the stroboscope to 'freeze' waves in a ripple tank, and to confirm the relationship between wave speed, frequency and wavelength.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Physics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

waves ripple tank stroboscope wave speed frequency wavelength

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

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Update Standards?

SCI.9-12.2.G: Science

use a wide variety of additional course apparatus, equipment, techniques, materials, and procedures as appropriate such as ripple tank with wave generator, wave motion rope, micrometer, caliper, radiation monitor, computer, ballistic pendulum, electroscope, inclined plane, optics bench, optics kit, pulley with table clamp, resonance tube, ring stand screen, four inch ring, stroboscope, graduated cylinders, and ticker timer;
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