Simple Harmonic Motion

Students investigate a spring, a pendulum and pasta w/raisins or marshmallows to determine if the period depends on length, amplitude and mass for each oscillator.

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Sound Wave Lab

Students use the “Sound” simulation from the PhET Interactive Simulations to understand how different sounds are modeled, described and produced.

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Elephant Acoustics

This assignment consists of a series of conceptual questions about a website article on elephant acoustics encouraging the students to connect what they’ve learned about the physics of sound with how elephants hear and make sound.

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This presentation includes more than an hour of slides which have a section on speech intelligibility and acoustician careers.

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The Doppler Effect

Students experience the Doppler effect by watching videos and teacher demonstrations of how pitch changes followed up with a whole class discussion.