Standing Wave Patterns on Strings
The Standing Wave Patterns on Strings Toolkit provides teachers with standards-based resources for designing lesson plans and units that pertain to such topics as the formation of standing wave patterns on strings, the concept of nodes and antinodes, the appearance of the standing wave patterns for various harmonics, and the mathematics of standing wave patterns on strings. Both the conceptual and the mathematical nature of these topics are emphasized. The Toolkit is supported by Lesson 4 of the Waves chapter and Lesson 5b of the Sound Waves and Music chapter at The Physics Classroom Tutorial. This page describes the Toolkit's topic, objectives, types of resources included, etc.
Each toolkit can be viewed in three different ways.
Standing Wave Patterns on Strings - HTML Version of Complete Toolkit
The HTML version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions and links to their location on the web. The complete toolkit also includes learning objectives and references the pertinent standards addressed by the resources.
Standing Wave Patterns on Strings - PDF Version of Complete Toolkit
The PDF version of the complete toolkit contains all the resources with full descriptions in a printer-friendly format. Learning objectives and relevant standards are also included in the PDF Version of the complete toolkit.
Standing Wave Patterns on Strings - Toolkit To Go
The Toolkit To Go is a 2-page PDF document that provides an abbreviated version of the complete toolkit. It contains as much information as could fit on two pages. Toolkits to Go can be photo-copied back-to-back, hole-punched, and filed in a teacher's folder or three-ring binder for future reference.