Doppler effect Teacher Resources
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The Doppler Effect
Now this is a very good demonstration of the Doppler Effect and how it works. A police car with its siren blazing is filmed as it travels closer and then farther away. The effect is explained through text and an illustration. Good video.
Students evaluate the Doppler effect. In this Doppler lesson, students investigate Doppler radars and sound waves. Students log on to Second Life and complete Mr. Doppler's Wild Ride.
Here It Comes, There It Goes!
Students use an ordinary toy to reveal the Doppler effect. The connection is also made to moving cars, and to the shifting of the lines in the absorption or emission spectrum when the distance between a star and Earth is increasing or decreasing.
Physics (Sound-2): Lab on The Doppler Effect
Eleventh graders investigate the Doppler effect as it relates to relative motion on frequency of a sound source. In this Doppler effect instructional activity, 11th graders assemble buzzer-battery devices, look for changes or lack of pitch in the sound waves emitted by the buzzers, and collect data. Students solve the Doppler effect problem and discuss details of their work and thought process.
The Doppler Effect Lab
In this Doppler effect activity, students read information about the Doppler effect. Students answer questions as it relates to the pitch and wavelengths of a demonstration simulates what happens with the Doppler Effect.
Doppler Effect Worksheet
In this Doppler Effect instructional activity, students answer questions about the movement of stars and the reason we see differences in the color of the stars resulting in a red shift or a blue shift.
Doppler Weather Radar
In this Doppler weather radar worksheet, students read about radar and Doppler weather radar and answer three questions about how they work and the Doppler effect.
Energy and Light
Beginning with some general information about energy and then focusing on light, this PowerPoint is an easy-to-read note-taking guide. There is an abundance of text and a few diagrams of emission spectra, the Doppler effect, and other phenomena. The level is appropriate for high schoolers.
Computer Interfacing: Frequency Measurement - The Doppler Effect
Students explore the Dollper effect by finding the frequency and velocity of sound. In this velocity lesson, students determine the impulse during a collision by using their data and a software program.
Tenth graders explore the structure and content of galaxies. Through discussion, lab, and hands-on activities, they discover the general structure of the three types of galaxies as well as the effect they have on the structure and function of the universe. Two lessons are included.
Students research the constellations and discuss their findings. Then they construct their own maps of the galaxy using paper, black paint, aluminum foil, etc. They make a 3-D map of their chosen constellation.
You Got a Ticket For What?
Twelfth graders investigate the relationship between the apparent frequency of sound waves detected (perceived) and the relative motion between the detector and the source of the sound waves.
Reading the Waves
Students view video segments which reveal the parts of sound and what factors control sound. The viewing and post-viewing activities serve to reinforce the video segments using worksheets and hands-out experiments.
Learning from Light: The Big Bang
Students explore what astronomers are able to examine our galaxy and universe by examining light. They explore in this sub-unit the formation of the universe, commonly called "The Big Bang," and it follows studying from the Light: The Doppler Effect."
Wave Theory: Making Sense Out of Sound
Twelfth graders stretch and shake a helical coiled spring rapidly with an up and down motion in order to generate wave pulses. They observe the patterns of movement produced in the spring. They read text and watch a video "The Nature of Waves."
Red Shift, Blue Shift
Students demonstrate how stellar spectra measures a star's motion relative to Earth along the line of sight.
Sound: It's Origin and Properties
Students investigate the effect of sound through liquid and solid. In this physics lesson, students compare the transmission of sound through air, solids, liquids and a vacuum.
Physics 240: Worksheet 25
This physics resource provides questions as well as information about sound, including frequency, oscillation, the Doppler shift, and more. There are 5 short answer questions that are mostly based on frequency. After the questions, there are 5 pages of information with examples. These pages could be used as notes or reference pages. Answers and explanations are included.
The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine Part 1 of the Astronomy Model
Students become familiar with the variables that control Earth's solar energy supply. They explore the source and nature of solar energy, the genesis of radiation, and the structrue of the Sun, gas spectra are observed and sample astronomical spectra are analyzed.
The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine - Part 1 of the Astronomy Model
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an abundance of learning to experience within the 24 pages of this resource!