Sound Demonstrations

Before Class Preparation:

  • Complete air column data tables

In Class Activity:

After Class Work:

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 or scan the QR code:

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After Class Work:

Interference of Waves

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

After Class Work:

Waves Exercise

Before Class Preparation:

  • Read and print (if you want to)
  • What is the significance of the wave equation?

In Class Activity:

  • Lesson on the Wave Equation
  • Solving problems involving wave speed, frequency and wavelength
  • Group Work: Waves exercise handout
  • PollEV

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

After Class Work: