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Understanding Wave Motion - Slinky vs. Snaky: Which Spring is Dominant?
7th - 12th
Ride the wave to an understanding of refraction! The first in a series of two inquiry-based lessons challenges learners to create transverse waves with two different types of springs. As their wave hits an object, they observe the change...
Singing Plates - Standing Waves on Chladni Plates
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Here's a short video that hits all the high notes! Young scientists observe as amazing patterns appear in sand during a short demonstration. In addition to art and music, the resource explains standing waves, nodes, and how a 3-D model...
What Are Gravitational Waves?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
If we could detect a gravitation wave, what would it feel like? A comprehensive video lesson discusses the creation of gravitational waves and the information they give us. Animations show how the waves move and impact the objects...