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written by the The PhET Project and Trish Loeblein
This item is a teacher's guide to a set of inquiry-based classroom demonstrations and clicker questions on waves. It was designed specifically for use with three PhET simulations: Wave on a String, Sound, and Wave Interference. Students explore the pattern of a reflected wave, patterns from interfering waves, and learn to predict change in frequency resulting from the Doppler effect. The clicker questions are available in Power Point format to allow for editing.
This resource is part of a much larger set of teacher-created materials developed to supplement the PhET collection of interactive physics simulations.
SEE RELATED MATERIALS ON THIS PAGE for a links to the related simulations.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: How Waves Move and Interact: Reflection, Refraction, Interference
A set of three classroom demonstrations to be used with PhET simulations Wave on a String, Sound, and Wave Interference. Students explore wave reflection, patterns from interfering waves, and the Doppler Effect. The accompanying concept (clicker) questions may be downloaded in Power Point format and adapted for individual teacher use.Link to Unit:
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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Demonstrations: Water, Sound, Light:
Supplements PhET Simulation: Wave on a String
This is a link to the PhET simulation "Wave on a String", which this resource supplements.relation by Caroline Hall
Supplements PhET Simulation: Wave Interference
This is a link to the PhET simulation "Wave Interference", which this resource supplements.relation by Caroline Hall
Supplements PhET Simulation: Sound
This is a link to the PhET simulation "Sound", which this resource supplements.relation by Caroline Hall
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