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Other

Description:

This activity is intended to supplement the "Wave on a String" PhET simulation. Students apply the concepts introduced in the computer simulation to explore properties of sinusoidal functions. They will find an equation of a wave with pre-set components and analyze how amplitude, frequency, and tension influence changes in the wave motion. The activity is intended to take ~60 minutes to complete. The wave simulation, which must be open and displayed to complete this activity, is available from PhET at: Wave on a String. This lesson is part of PhET (Physics Education Technology Project), a large collection of free interactive simulations for science education.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Oscillations and Waves,NSDL,Active Learning,Undergraduate (Lower Division),frequency,string tension,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508143130177T,Wave Motion,Springs and Oscillators,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,PhET,Modeling,Informal Education,Higher Education,Grade 13,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-102,lesson plans,Transverse Pulses and Waves,waves,Physics,Education Practices,High School,amplitude,Oscillations,Education

Language:

English

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