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.
2 mins 7th - 9th Science 7 Views 3 Downloads
Is There a Center of the Universe?
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories evolve.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 19 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My, How Time Flies
The Doppler effect is demonstrated in your physical science class with the included instructions. The directions call for a watch, which most kids do not wear, so consider gathering a class set of stopwatches to set alarms off for the required sound.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 lesson, 11th graders assemble buzzer-battery devices, look for changes or lack of pitch in the sound waves emitted by the buzzers, and collect data.
11th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
An incredibly colorful PowerPoint presents all the facts and definitions about waves that you could need for beginning physical scientists. There are several useful links to online animations of wave action. This may have been produced by a student, but it is still a nice piece that states the important information clearly and will definitely keep the attention of your class.
8th - 12th Science 36 Views 89 Downloads
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.
11th - Higher Ed Science 13 Views 67 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 46 Downloads
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive materials, spectral lines, and more.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 45 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 11 Downloads
Learning from Light: The Big Bang
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Computer Interfacing: Frequency Measurement - The Doppler Effect
Students explore the Dollper effect by finding the frequency and velocity of sound. For this velocity lesson, students determine the impulse during a collision by using their data and a software program.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
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!
8th - 12th Science 15 Views 39 Downloads
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.
12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
10th Science 11 Views 80 Downloads