Inferences of Waves

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Attend a concert or visit an auditorium to speak with a sound technician
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of how to program formulas into a graphing calculator
  • You might have to rearrange the classroom or find another place to complete the experiment so each group has enough room
  • The fourth in a series of nine lessons
Pros

  • Lesson includes homework questions
  • Provides extension ideas
Cons

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