Intro to Data Organization: Waves

Before Class Preparation:

  • Edpuzzle: Accuracy Versus Precision
  • BYOD Laptop or Chromebook
  • Organize your data in Google Sheets (Class data in Google Classroom)
  • Read this document about instrumental error & uncertainties
  • Video: Uncertainty of a measured number

In Class Activity:

  • Lesson: Averaging raw¬†data and its uncertainties
  • Assignment: Air Column Resonance Data Table in Google Classroom

After Class Work:

Speed of Waves

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Investigate the relationship between the wavelength, frequency, and speed of a wave, and solve related problems
    • Group Work:
      • ¬†Speed of waves

After Class Work:

Period & Frequency

Before Class Preparation:

  • Make sure at least one person in your group has a metronome app
  • Print (or BYOD) & Read this worksheet

In Class Activity:

  • Metronome activity
  • Graphing period vs frequency to determine the relationship
  • Use spring to determine if period/frequency would affect the speed of a wave

After Class Work:

  • Check Google Classroom for CK12
  • A tutorial of mechanical waves here

Introduction to Waves with Pendulums

Before Class Preparation:

  • What is a wave?
  • Bring your favourite song to class
  • Read (or print if your are able) this worksheet

In Class Activity:

  • Group Activity: Pendulum
  • Whiteboard: Sketch a d-t graph for your pendulum

After Class Work:

  • Check Google Classroom for
    • Review Powerpoint used in class: Introduction to Waves
    • Google Form Learning Check in Google Classroom
  • A tutorial of mechanical waves here

Speed of Waves w/PhET

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Investigate the relationship between the wavelength, frequency, and speed of a wave, and solve related problems

After Class Work:

Speed of Waves w/PhET

Before Class Preparation:

  • Video: How to measure the speed of waves
  • BYOD laptop or Chromebook from library
  • Does changing the frequency affect the speed of a wave?
    • Identify the independent/dependent/control variables

In Class Activity:

  • Investigate the relationship between the wavelength, frequency, and speed of a wave, and solve related problems

After Class Work: