In this shock waves worksheet, learners learn about the cone-shaped wave produced by a supersonic aircraft. Students estimate the speeds of aircraft from the shock waves it produced. This worksheet has 2 matching and 3 problems to solve.
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The Sonic Boom Problem
Sound waves travel pretty quickly, but humans can travel faster. Follow along with this short animated video as it investigates the physics behind the breaking of the sound barrier and the sonic booms that are created as a result.
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable