Resonance in an air column

Before Class Preparation:

  • Read this overview of Resonance in an Air Column
  • Answer Pre-Lab Questions in Google Classroom (due before class)
  • What is the distance between different parts of a standing wave (nodes, anti-node) in terms of wavelength?
  • Read this handout: Air Column Resonance
    • Print if possible
    • Identify the variables on the handout
    • We’ll be working with water, so computers are not a good idea
  • Download frequency apps:

In Class Activity:

  • What is the goal in a science experiment?
  • Resonance of standing waves
  • Resonance in an air column
  • Verifying the speed of sound in air
  • Record your results here

After Class Work:

Interference of Waves

Before Class Preparation:

  • Print and answer A1 of handout: Interference
    • You may BYOD if you can draw directly on the handout (remember that these are your notes)
  • Waves on a slinky

In Class Activity:

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:

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:

Introduction to Waves with Pendulums

Before Class Preparation:

  • What is a wave?
  • Bring your favourite song to class
  • Print (or BYOD) & Read 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
    • CK12 work 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: