Waves - Case Studies

What can your class tell about a wave just by looking at it? Using a simulation, physics pupils work through a series of case studies to determine the effects of speed, frequency, and density on waves. Part of a larger playlist on waves and sounds, the lesson tests learners' understanding of how changes in amplitude and frequency produce changes in wave patterns.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the simulation as an assessment of wave properties 
  • Work through an example case study with the class before turning them loose for individual work
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should be familiar with wave vocabulary to complete the simulation
Pros

  • The resource comes with great reference materials and printable questions
  • Learners work through the lesson at their own pace
Cons

  • None
NGSS