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written by the The PhET Project and Lori Anderson
This is an inquiry-based activity developed for use with the Physics Education Technology "Wave on a String" simulation.  Students conduct an experiment to determine the relationships between: 1) frequency and wavelength, 2) frequency and wave speed, 3) tension and wave speed, and 4) amplitude and wave speed.  Appropriate for 9th grade physical science or algebra-based high school physics.

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.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Reflection and Refraction (Sound)
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
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### PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Waves on a String Discovery Activity:

Supplements PhET Simulation: Wave on a String

This is a link to the Phet simulation "Wave on a String", which this activity was developed to supplement.

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