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.
Students go through concept question about the Sound Lab Unit
Students investigate and interpret visual representations of sound.
Students use the “Sound” simulation from the PhET Interactive Simulations to understand how different sounds are modeled, described and produced.
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.
This presentation includes more than an hour of slides which have a section on speech intelligibility and acoustician careers.
This lab iuses the PhET simulation Masses and Springs to investigate Hooke’s Law.
Waves and Harmonics
Students use sound level meters to investigate how sound level drops off with distance.
Students experience the Doppler effect by watching videos and teacher demonstrations of how pitch changes followed up with a whole class discussion.
Clicker questions to use as follow-up to the Traveling & Standing Waves lab.
Traveling and Standing Waves Beta Lesson
Investigating How Music is Made
Students take on the roles of reporters and artists to draw and describe the nature of transverse waves. High school edition.