Summary of Waves on a String: Introduction

Type of Resource



The goal of the Waves on a String virtual labs is to allow students to investigate how sound waves can change. Students conduct investigations to understand the relationship between string thickness, length, and tension.

Performance Expectations

HS-PS4-1   Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.

MS-PS4-1   Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.