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Understanding Interference and Diffraction Patterns Through Drawing

Students draw diagrams of diffraction and interference patterns to understand how interference and diffraction patterns are formed. They identify crests and troughs of a wave and measure wavelength. They explain the effects of changing wavelength, slit separation, or distance to screen on the spacing of the diffraction pattern.

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Resource Details

11th - 12th
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet