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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Investigating Waves

PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Investigating Waves

This is a four-page student guide developed for use with the PhET "Wave on a String" simulation. Written by a high school teacher, the activity provides a roadmap for secondary physical science students to learn about wave properties in an interactive environment. Students explore how amplitude, frequency, and wavelength affect the movement and speed of a wave. The wave simulation, which must be open and displayed to complete this activity, is available from PhET at: <a href="http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/wave-on-a-string" target="_blank">Wave on a String</a>. This lesson is part of PhET (Physics Education Technology Project), a large collection of free interactive simulations for science education.

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