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Wave Phenomena and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Science learners scrutinize shadow size and quality, and experiment with diffraction. They model superposition of electromagnetic waves, and experiment with interference. These activities are action-packed and challenging for your...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Waves

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics masters figure out the wavelength of different waves. Looking at a wave graph, they identify different characteristics. Many more problems get them working with both electromagnetic and sound waves. There are a total of 17...
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Wave Interference

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why did the waves get into a fight? They were tired of each other's interference. Scholars observe the wave patterns from dripping water, sound waves, and light waves. They vary the spacing, build barriers, and increase the number of...
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Waves

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Waves

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
What is a physicist's favorite part of sports? Doing the wave. The presentation covers longitudinal, transverse, surface, and standing waves. It includes in-depth information on frequency, wavelength, period, amplitude, reflection,...
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Waves, Sinusoids, and Identities

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What is the net effect when two waves interfere with each other? The lesson plan answers this question by helping the class visualize waves through graphing. Pupils graph individual waves and determine the effect of the interference...
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Single Photon Interference

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does a single photon show a phase shift? Using the interference pattern created by light traveling through a double slit, the resource asks whether the interference pattern would still show if only one photon of light is sent at a...
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Diffraction and Interference

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you study something you can't see? The instructor in a video models an experiment that shows the wave properties of light (electromagnetic waves). The video follows another in a 14-part series that describes the features of...
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Traveling Waves: Crash Course Physics #17

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore transverse and longitudinal waves through a video lesson. Building on the previous lesson in the Crash Course physics series, the 17th lesson compares and contrasts transverse and longitudinal waves. The narrator includes a...
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Quantum Wave Interference

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Quantum mechanics is one of the few times you can change the outcome simply by measuring it. Scholars use quantum detectors to investigate changes in waves and the patterns they produce. Simulations offer chances to experiment with high...
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Stadium Wave

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you are at a sports match and the crowd starts two waves that are both headed toward you at the same time, what do you do? The simulation applies the concepts of constructive interference and destructive interference to that very...
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Sometimes You Behave Like a WAVE, Sometimes You Don't!

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Electromagnetic radiation behaves like both a wave and a particle. Help classes explore this concept through a lab investigation. Young scientists create optical interference patterns on a glass slide using a carbon layer. They analyze...
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Two Source Interference

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The paths of waves generated from two different points are shown here on a sequence of slides. The lengths and directions are labeled, step-by-step. Finally, path interference is shown along with the calculations that your physics...
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Characteristics of Waves

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Waves, waves, and more waves. Here, class members look at the many types and characteristics of energy waves including transverse, longitudinal, standing, seismic, p-waves, s-waves, and l-waves. 
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Inferences of Waves

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Building on the previous lesson, scholars use Slinkies to create standing waves. They graph waves on a calculator and then apply their knowledge to both sound and light waves. This is the fourth in a series of nine lessons.
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Spectra Interference: Crash Course Physics #40

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Finally, a lesson to brighten up the place! The 40th installment of the Crash Course physics series explores the physics of a light source. The narrator examines patterns between light and films and studies the oscillation patterns of...
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Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics #39

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your classes visualize light as a wave using an engaging video lesson. The 39th lesson of the Crash Course physics series highlights the characteristics of a light wave. The lesson continues by analyzing the behavior of waves during...
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Algebra II: Model Sound Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sounds like a good resource to use. Future mathematicians and musicians use trigonometric functions to investigate music-related themes. These include pitch, frequency, loudness, acoustic beats, and constructive/destructive interference.
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Behavior of Waves

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Lots of definitions are given here, and your students will find the details and links useful, along with the diagrams and examples.
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Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets

For Students 6th - 12th
What types of barriers keep quantum particles out? Scholars observe the particles tunneling through barriers as they learn to critically analyze the wave function. The simulation stresses the difference between a single value plane wave...
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Bridge Light

For Teachers 8th - 12th
An illuminating activity demonstrates how interference of light waves creates a pattern. Using Plexiglas™ and construction paper, participants see rainbows appear as they twist or press against the plastic plates. After the activity, you...
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Using Bubbles to Learn about Light Interference

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore constructive interference and destructive interference. In this light travel lesson, students follow procedures to discover how light waves travel and experience interference.
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Waves Interference

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify different wave types and their characteristics.  In this wave lesson students complete activities by activating tuning forks and interpreting data. 
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Electromagnetic and Physical Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast electromagnetic and physical waves. In this wave lesson, students discover that all waves reflect, refract, and diffract energy. Students work in small groups to experiment with waves and evaluate the type...

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