The Sonic Boom Problem

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this resource as part of a physics unit on sound
  • Have your class research super sonic vehicles and the potential implications of these technologies on human society
  • Assign this video and assessment as homework in your flipped classroom, discussing the content during class the following day

  • Animations serve to both engage the viewer and visually support the concepts being presented
  • Accompanying the video is a brief assessment with five multiple choice and three free-response questions
  • Teachers are given the option of creating their own customized lessons based on the video

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