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Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

It is not a unique or exciting lesson, but rather the typical demonstrations of transverse and longitudinal waves. Use a rope for modeling transverse waves, and a plastic coil or spring toy for longitudinal waves. 

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  • Where this resource may most come in handy is if you are teaching waves for the first time or need a refresher
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  • The background information and lesson procedure are explained quite well
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