Students set up vibrating strings to model increases and decreases in frequency oscillations by changing the tension, length and mass of the string. They also create standing waves.
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Stifling, Oppressive, Sweltering, Oh My!
Looking for a hot date? Pick any day in August, statistically the hottest month in the United States. The 15th lesson in the series of 21 instructs pupils to investigate the August 2007 heat wave through NASA data, daily temperature...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Effects of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere on Radio Signals
Assist your class with understanding how Earth's atmosphere is affected by radio signals. They discuss current knowledge of radio waves and construct an aluminum screen to mimic the effects of the ionosphere. They continue the lesson...
8th - 12th Science
Wave Phenomena and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Science learners scrutinize shadow size and quality, and experiment with diffraction. They model superposition of electromagnetic waves, and experiment with interference. These activities are action-packed and challenging for your...
9th - Higher Ed Science
What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
Not sure how to introduce young physicists to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal? Well this short video is a great place to start, as it explains how the particle and wave nature of matter makes it impossible to know both the location...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Schrödinger's Cat: A Thought Experiment in Quantum Mechanics
Can something be both alive and dead at the same time? According to quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger, the answer is yes. Watch this short video to learn how the wave and particle nature of all matter allows objects to be in two states...
5 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable