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This is a printable student guide/worksheet created for middle school or 9th grade physical science level to accompany the PhET simulation Wave on a String.  Students will explore how frequency, amplitude, wave speed, and string tension are related.  

Note: The "Wave on a String" simulation must be open in a browser as students perform this activity. See Related Materials for a link to the simulation.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Reflection and Refraction (Sound)
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Problem/Problem Set
- Assessment Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
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PHET, Phet, amplitude, assessment, frequency, homework problems, longitudinal waves, transverse waves, wave reflection, waves
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Metadata instance created March 19, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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October 26, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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February 8, 2008

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Wave Properties: Frequency, Amplitude, Period, Phase

This printable student guide/worksheet was created by a middle school teacher specifically for use with the PhET "Wave on a String" simulation (see activity above).  Students gather data to explore how frequency, amplitude, wave speed, and string tension are related.

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The PhET Project and C. Cochran, (2006), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045).
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The PhET Project and C. Cochran, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics, (2006), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045>.
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The PhET Project, & Cochran, C. (2008, February 8). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045
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The PhET Project, and Chris Cochran. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics. February 8, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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The PhET Project, and Chris Cochran. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics. 2006. 8 Feb. 2008. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045>.
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@misc{ Author = "The PhET Project and Chris Cochran", Title = {PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {27 November 2014}, Month = {February 8, 2008}, Year = {2006} }
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