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This is a comprehensive problem set (with solutions) for high school physics, developed for use with the PhET simulation Wave on a String.  It is formatted so that users can make responses online, at the same time they are interacting with the simulation.  It assesses understanding of the motion of single and dual pulses/waves generated on a virtual string with fixed or loose end.  Students will be demonstrating comprehension of wave properties, reflection, wave interference, standing waves, and introductory harmonics.  Solutions are detailed, and may be distributed to provide immediate feedback upon completion.  Allow two days if completed in school computer lab.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Reflection and Refraction (Sound)
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Problem/Problem Set
- Assessment Material
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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PHET, Phet, amplitude, assessment, frequency, harmonics, homework problems, problem set, simulation-based problem, unit test, 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 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Wave Properties: Frequency, Amplitude, Period, Phase

This is an excellent unit assessment with solutions, developed by a high school teacher to be used with the PhET simulation Wave on a String (see link under "Activities" above.  It assesses understanding of fundamental wave properties, interference, standing waves, and beginning harmonics.  It is formatted so that students can make responses online at the same time they are interacting with the simulation. Allow two class periods in computer lab.

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

This is an excellent unit assessment with solutions, developed by a high school teacher to be used with the PhET simulation Wave on a String (see link under "Activities" above.  It assesses understanding of fundamental wave properties, interference, standing waves, and beginning harmonics.  It is formatted so that students can make responses online at the same time they are interacting with the simulation.  **Allow two days if completed in computer lab.

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The PhET Project and M. Gallo, (2006), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3035).
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The PhET Project and M. Gallo, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Waves Review, (2006), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3035>.
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The PhET Project, & Gallo, M. (2008, February 15). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Waves Review. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3035
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The PhET Project, and Michael Gallo. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Waves Review. February 15, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3035 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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