Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

The Ripple Tank Simulator is discovery-based activity. Students will develop an understanding of the types of interference, reflection, refraction, and diffraction of waves using a computer wave simulation. Students will manipulate the wave source, wave location, number of sources, movement of sources, and boundaries the waves will encounter within the simulation.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

waveforms measures of a wave interference reflection standing waves refraction diffraction Doppler shift bow/shock waves sound transmission wave speed loudness and pitch resonance beats electromagnetic spectrum speed of light luminous bodies transparent materials color pigments shadows polarization mirrors images lenses and the eyeball

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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