This item is an interactive activity for grades 6-12 on the fundamentals of waves, adapted from the University of Utah's ASPIRE lab. It features animations of wave motion and one simulation that allows users to explore how a wave moves through different mediums with a tool to adjust the density of the material and manipulate the direction of a wave disturbance. The animation on water waves clearly depicts the movement of periodic waves, which can be difficult to learners to visualize. This resource also includes background information, discussion questions, and links to applicable national science education standards. Teachers' Domain is an NSF-funded pathway of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). It is a growing collection of more than 1,000 free educational resources compiled by researchers and experienced teachers to promote the use of digital resources in the classroom.


  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9


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