Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
The Waves and Tsunamis Project part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
How is a tsunami like a wave on a string? We assemble rubber bands, paper clips and washers into strings with various mass distributions to observe the effects on wave characteristics. The project is supplemented with a web site which shows animations on various types of strings. Tsunamis are used to attract the students' interest.