Waves
Waves, sound, and optics
15 files

LAB: Young's Double Slit Experiment
By FizziksGuy
Overview: Students experimentally determine the wavelength of a laser using the theory of Young's DoubleSlit Experiment.
Equipment:
HeNe Laser
Double Slit Slide
Projection Microscope
Transparent Ruler
45 downloads
 diffraction
 double slit
 (and 5 more)
Submitted

LAB: Marshmallow Speed of Light Lab
By FizziksGuy
Description: A simple takehome lab in which students melt marshmallows in a microwave to experimentally determine the speed of electromagnetic waves in air using the wave equation and the given frequency of the microwave.
Objective: Determine the speed of light experimentally
Materials:
Microwave
Bag of marshmallows (preferably mini's)
Casserole dish
Butter
Metric ruler
Rice Krispies or graham crackers and chocolate
120 downloads
 lab
 speed of light
 (and 2 more)
Updated

LAB: Snell's Law with Lasers
By FizziksGuy
A short lab in which students experimentally determine the absolute index of refraction for Lucite using two different shaped blocks (rectangular, triangular). Easily adaptable to other materials and shapes.
Materials:
Lasers
Transparent blocks
Protractors
Straightedges
63 downloads
 Snells Law
 refraction
 (and 2 more)
Submitted

WS: Regents Wave Basics
By FizziksGuy
Set of worksheets based on past Regents Physics exams around the topics of:
Types of waves
Wave mediums and propagation
Particles of a wave
Pulses
Wavelength
Amplitude
Direct link to the file on the APlusPhysics main site.
43 downloads
Submitted

WS: Regents Wave Characteristics
By FizziksGuy
Set of worksheets with more than 50 problems exploring wave characteristics from past NY State Regents Physics Exams.
Key Concepts include:
period
frequency
wavelength
amplitude
the wave equation
Links directly to the main APlusPhysics site.
40 downloads
Submitted

WS: Regents Wave Behaviors
By FizziksGuy
Worksheets consisting of questions from past NY Regents Physics Exams covering the behavior of waves such as:
standing waves
Doppler Effect
interference
resonance
Taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
38 downloads
 standing waves
 Doppler Effect
 (and 4 more)
Submitted

LAB: Wave Speed with Standing Waves in Springs
By FizziksGuy
A lab in which students oscillate an extended spring to create standing waves. By measuring the period or frequency of the standing waves, as well as the wavelength, students calculate the speed of the wave using the wave equation.
Ultimate goal of this lab is to have students understand that the type of wave and the medium determine the speed of the wave. The wave equation, holds true and describes a relationship, but the speed of the wave is not determined by adjusting the wavelength or frequency.
Materials:
Long springs
stopwatches
meter sticks
43 downloads
 wave equation
 velocity
 (and 6 more)
Updated

WS: Regents Law of Reflection
By FizziksGuy
A short worksheet covering the law of reflection.
27 downloads
 reflection
 law of reflection
 (and 2 more)
Submitted

WS: Regents Refraction
By FizziksGuy
A set of worksheets using problems from past NY Regents Physics exams covering refraction / Snell's Law. This link is taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
30 downloads
 refraction
 Snells Law
 (and 2 more)
Submitted

WS: Regents Diffraction
By FizziksGuy
Set of questions from NY State Regents Physics Exams on diffraction.
30 downloads
Submitted

WS: Regents EM Spectrum
By FizziksGuy
A set of NY Regents Physics Exam questions on the topic of the electromagnetic spectrum.
34 downloads
 electromagnetic spectrum
 electromagnetic
 (and 2 more)
Submitted

READING GUIDE: Glencoe Wave Basics (pp. 375386)
By FizziksGuy
Reading guide for Glencoe: Physics Principles and Problems, Chapter 14.114.2
38 downloads
 waves
 Hookes Law
 (and 6 more)
Submitted

SimuLAB: Refraction Exploration
By FizziksGuy
Students explore the law of refraction / Snell's Law using the PHET Colorado Simulation "Bending Light."
38 downloads
 refraction
 Snells Law
 (and 3 more)
Submitted

WS: Wave Characteristics
By FizziksGuy
A short review worksheet covering basic wave characteristics.
61 downloads
Submitted

WS: Wave Phenomena
By FizziksGuy
A short review of wave phenomena such as echoes, interference, and standing waves.
48 downloads
 wavelength
 SONAR
 (and 5 more)
Updated