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Damped Oscillations

Damped Oscillations

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In this activity, students observe the oscillations of a mass on a ...

In this activity, students observe the oscillations of a mass on a spring in air and water. They will use a stop watch to time several periods and estimate periodicity from this.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Longitudinal Waves

Longitudinal Waves

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In this activity, students send a longitudinal wave along a large slinky ...

In this activity, students send a longitudinal wave along a large slinky and experiment with changing the amplitude of the waves and wave speed by changing the tension of the slinky.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Oscillations of a Spring-Mass System

Oscillations of a Spring-Mass System

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In this activity, students hang masses on springs and use a stop ...

In this activity, students hang masses on springs and use a stop watch to investigate the effects of mass on period of oscillation. They will also investigate the effect of spring constant and amplitude of oscillations.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Resonance in a Tube

Resonance in a Tube

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In this activity, students strike a tuning fork at the top of ...

In this activity, students strike a tuning fork at the top of a tube. They then raise and lower the tube and lsten to the sound get louder and quieter. They should try to find the resonance length and from this they can find the frequency which the tuning fork produces.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ripple Tank II - Interference and Diffraction

Ripple Tank II - Interference and Diffraction

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In this activity, students use a ripple tank to produce parallel plane ...

In this activity, students use a ripple tank to produce parallel plane waves and investigate the effects when small and large objects are placed in front of the wave or when waves must pass through slits.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ripple Tank I - Making Waves

Ripple Tank I - Making Waves

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In this activity, students use a ripple tank to experiment with making ...

In this activity, students use a ripple tank to experiment with making waves of different shape and frequency. They will use a stroboscope to "freeze" the waves and measure the wavelength of the waves. They will also observe the effect of varying the frequency on wave speed and wavelength.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sunset in a Jar

Sunset in a Jar

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In this activity, students observe the color of scattered light coming out ...

In this activity, students observe the color of scattered light coming out of the sides of a beaker filled with water and a few drops of milk. The light should be projected onto a white wall or screen for easy observation.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Workshop Tutorial Project, Uniserve Science, The University of Sydney
Author:
The Workshop Tutorial Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019