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written by Joel Bryant
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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Reflection and Refraction (Sound)
= Standing Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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Slinky, activities, inexpensive labs, labs, waves, waves activity
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