Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Physics Interactives: Waves and Sound - Simple Wave Simulator

A simulation provides a phun, interactive way to explore a topic. That's what you'll find on this page. Spend some time changing variables and observing the result. Then check your understanding with our Concept Checker.


Physics Interactives: Waves and Sound - Slinky Lab

Don't have a Slinky? No problem. Visit our Slinky lab and start shaking. Change the properties of the Slinky and see the effect. Then after some learning, top off the experience with a Concept Checker. It's like a cherry on a sundae. Hmmm. Enjoy.


Minds On Physics, Wave Motion Module, Mission WM1, Nature and Categories of Waves

Very few students do Minds On Physics because they think it's phun. But lots of students do Minds On Physics because they know it works. Once you learn about wave categories, give this one a try. Use the Help button (textbook icon) when you encounter difficulties.

Physics Classroom Tutorial: Vibrations and Waves Chapter, Lesson 1 - What is a Wave?

Our written tutorial pages provide a thorough, easy-to-understand, common-sense approach to Physics topics. This particular page addresses the same topics covered in the video. As such, it makes a great reference for a quick check-up or clarification of an idea.