Name That Harmonic: Strings

Don't string your class along! Physics scholars discover the fascinating forces behind the music of stringed instruments using an interactive. From a series covering sounds and waves, the interactive asks users to identify nodes and antinodes and complete calculations using string length and frequency.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a student or fellow teacher that plays guitar or another string instrument to class for an up-close harmonics lesson
  • Do a formative check after learners complete each level to make sure they're on track
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils must complete the beginner level interactive before proceeding to the other levels
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  • The resource gradually builds toward mastery of standing wave terminology and calculations
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