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PBS Learning Media: What Is a Wave?

PBS Learning Media: What Is a Wave?

This is an interactive activity for middle school on the fundamentals of waves, adapted from the University of Utah's ASPIRE lab. It features animations of wave motion and a simulation that explores how a wave moves through different mediums. Students can adjust the density of the medium and choose to view longitudinal, transverse, or circular wave motion. The animation on water waves clearly depicts the movement of periodic waves, which can be...

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