This activity for high school physics/physical science classrooms allows students to explore the movement of traveling and standing waves by using Slinky coil springs. It consists of a four-page set of questions designed to encourage deductive reasoning about the behavior of waves. Students explore variables that affect wave speed, reflection, and interference.
This document is part of a larger collection of resources developed by the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), at Texas A&M University.
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