Concept Checker for the Boundary Behavior Simulation

Our Concept Checker for the Boundary Behavior Simulation consists of 32 questions organized into 8 Question Groups. Students must correctly answer one question from each Question Group to earn the Trophy for this Concept Checker. 

Like all our Concept Checkers, it is designed to be used as a follow-up to an activity - the Boundary Behavior of Waves simulation.

The Boundary Behavior of Waves simulation is accompanied by a classroom-ready exercise titled Boundary Behavior of Waves.  We recommend the use of the exercise with the simulation, followed by the use of this Concept Checker.

The Concept Checker targets student understanding of the following learning outcomes:
  • The student should be able to describe what happens when a pulse reflects off a free or a fixed end.
  • The student be able to describe the characteristics of the transmitted and reflected waves when a wave in a more dense medium reaches the boundary with a less dense medium (or vice versa).

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