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Slinky and Waves
This physical model presented by Jeffrey S. Barker, Associate Professor of Geophysics, Pennsylvania State University. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
Use a Slinky to show:P and S waves, Wave reflection, and Standing waves in interactive lecture demonstration. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration
Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Wave Motion, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 1
If the moon were farther away from the Earth: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 2
If the moon were larger: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

Sonar Demonstration -- Human Sound Wave
Kent Syverson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Sonar technology allowed scientists to produce high-resolution maps of the sea floor for the first time. This sonar demonstration uses a Human Sound Wave to image the "sea floor" in a lecture hall. In ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities, Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration
Subject: Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics

Lab 5: All About Air Pressure
John McDaris, Carleton College
The lab activity described here was created by John McDaris of SERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students select a storm from the HURDAT database and create its track in the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Gas Laws, Physics:Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics:Gas Law


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