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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. Students solve the Doppler effect problem and discuss details of their work and thought process.
Play twenty questions with your physics class as they are learning about sound waves. Short answers and matching-style questions about the speed of sound in different media, characteristics of sound waves, and even the Doppler effect challenge learners to share what they have heard. This compact assignment would make a nice quiz.
Learners examine and explain how the distance to nearby stars can be measured by the parallax method, discuss the role of women in the history of American astronomy, form their own opinions of the importance of Harlow Shapley and Edwin Hubble in the history of astronomy, and examine and explain the Doppler shift and especially the significance of the red-shift.
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. You can use this comprehensive set of conceptual questions as an exam.