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:

Double Slit Interference

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Quantitatively describing double-slit interference intensity patterns
  • Qualitatively describing the diffraction pattern formed when plane waves are incident normally on a single-slit

After Class Work:

Latent Heat

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • PEOE:
    • Ice cube in the metal & plastic trays
    • Temperature Graph of Melting Ice & Boiling Water
  • Group work: Latent Heat
  • PollEV Questions

After Class Work:

Lab: Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Before Class Preparation:

  • Go to the Google Classroom and complete the pre-lab questions:
    • Research Question
    • Identify variables
    • Brief theory behind your question and derivation of the equation that fits your research question
    • Linearization prediction
  • Check out Who’s got the Power? Activity

In Class Activity:

After Class Work:

  • Braingenie
  • Daily journal for Physics blog