Students will discover that:
Waves come in mainly two different types (transverse and longitudinal)
How the type of wave, type of medium, wavelength, temperature, and depth effect the velocity of a wave
This relationship can be used to determine the distances to stars and galaxies beyond 100pc.
Rogers, David; Bonacci, Megan; Camman, Cassandra; Kossow, Rose; and Sicienski, Mike, "What Effects Water Waves?" (2006). Lesson Plans. 316.
Geometer’s Sketch pad, TI Calculator, Project Interactive