Waves - Case Studies

The Waves - Case Studies Concept Builder focuses on an understanding of how a wave pattern is affected by changes in the properties of a wave (such as frequency and speed) and by the properties of a medium (such as tension and linear density of a string). There are 36 total questions organized into 12 different Question Groups and spread across three different activities. In Activity 1 - Wavelength and Amplitude - learners are presented with a wave pattern and asked to identify a wave pattern that has two times or one-half the wavelength or amplitude. In Activity 2 - Frequency, Speed, and Wavelength - learners are presented with one wave pattern and asked to identify a second wave pattern resulting from two times or one-half the speed or frequency. In Activity 3 - Speed, Tension, and Density - learners are presented with one wave pattern and asked to identify a second wave pattern that results from four times or one-fourth the tension or density. The built-in score-keeping makes this Concept Builder a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.
 

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 12 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.






 


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