Create mesmerizing standing waves with a simple string by adjusting the speed of the machine's two motors and the distance between them. In the dark, the light from red, green, and blue LEDs allows a full spectrum of brilliant color. The variations in standing waves are limitless! Great for teaching about nodes, antinodes, and wavelength. 20" x 9.5".
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s) 1-PS4-3
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Students can use the 3D Standing Wave Machine to plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials into the path of a beam of light. 4-PS4-1
Students can use the 3D Standing Wave Machine to model waves and to describe wave patterns in terms of amplitude, wavelength, and the fact that waves can cause objects to move.
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Students can use the 3D Standing Wave Machine in an investigation that uses mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to its energy. MS-PS4-3
Students can use the 3D Standing Wave Machine in an investigation to integrate qualitative and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals (sent as wave pulses) are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information.
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Students can use the 3D Standing Wave Machine in an investigation that uses mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of the waves traveling in various media.
Direct a strong beam of light at the 3D Standing Wave Machine. Students can explore how that light travels through the wave while it is in motion. 4-PS4-1
Students can use the 3D Standing Wave Machine in many hands-on investigations looking at waves. Allow students to visualize and manipulate the 3D Wave Machine to better understand waves.
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