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written by the The PhET Project and Trish Loeblein
This item is a teacher's guide to a set of inquiry-based classroom demonstrations and clicker questions on waves.  It was designed specifically for use with three PhET simulations: Wave on a String, Sound, and Wave Interference. Students explore the pattern of a reflected wave, patterns from interfering waves, and learn to predict change in frequency resulting from the Doppler effect.  The clicker questions are available in Power Point format to allow for editing.  

This resource is part of a much larger set of teacher-created materials developed to supplement the PhET collection of interactive physics simulations.

SEE RELATED MATERIALS ON THIS PAGE for a links to the related simulations.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Interference and Diffraction
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Reflection and Refraction (Sound)
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
= Wave Properties of Sound
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Demonstration
- Assessment Material
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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PHET, Phet, amplitude, assessment, assessment, clicker questions, concept questions, demonstration, frequency, homework problems, warm-up questions, wave interference, wave superposition, waves
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Metadata instance created March 17, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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February 15, 2008

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: How Waves Move and Interact: Reflection, Refraction, Interference

A set of three classroom demonstrations to be used with PhET simulations Wave on a String, Sound, and Wave Interference.  Students explore wave reflection, patterns from interfering waves, and the Doppler Effect.  The accompanying concept (clicker) questions may be downloaded in Power Point format and adapted for individual teacher use.

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The PhET Project and T. Loeblein, (2006), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3043).
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The PhET Project and T. Loeblein, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Demonstrations: Water, Sound, Light, (2006), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3043>.
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The PhET Project, & Loeblein, T. (2008, February 15). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Demonstrations: Water, Sound, Light. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3043
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The PhET Project, and Trish Loeblein. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Demonstrations: Water, Sound, Light. February 15, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3043 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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The PhET Project, and Trish Loeblein. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Demonstrations: Water, Sound, Light. 2006. 15 Feb. 2008. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3043>.
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@misc{ Author = "The PhET Project and Trish Loeblein", Title = {PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Demonstrations: Water, Sound, Light}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 October 2014}, Month = {February 15, 2008}, Year = {2006} }
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Supplements PhET Simulation: Wave on a String

This is a link to the PhET simulation "Wave on a String", which this resource supplements.

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Supplements PhET Simulation: Wave Interference

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Supplements PhET Simulation: Sound

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