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written by the The PhET Project and Chris Cochran
This is a printable student guide/worksheet created for middle school or 9th grade physical science level to accompany the PhET simulation Wave on a String.  Students will explore how frequency, amplitude, wave speed, and string tension are related.

Note: The "Wave on a String" simulation must be open in a browser as students perform this activity. See Related Materials for a link to the simulation.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Reflection and Refraction (Sound)
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
- Assessment Material
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- Conceptual Physics
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Metadata instance created March 19, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

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

This printable student guide/worksheet was created by a middle school teacher specifically for use with the PhET "Wave on a String" simulation (see activity above).  Students gather data to explore how frequency, amplitude, wave speed, and string tension are related.

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The PhET Project and C. Cochran, (2006), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045).
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The PhET Project and C. Cochran, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics, (2006), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045>.
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The PhET Project, & Cochran, C. (2008, February 8). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045
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The PhET Project, and Chris Cochran. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics. February 8, 2008. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045 (accessed 15 August 2020).
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The PhET Project, and Chris Cochran. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave on a String--The Basics. 2006. 8 Feb. 2008. 15 Aug. 2020 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3045>.
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