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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, Oceanography:Physical , Physics:Astronomy

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, Oceanography:Physical , Physics:Astronomy

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, Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration
Subject: Physics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology: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. Activity Summary and Learning Objectives This activity gives students hands-on experience with differences in air ...

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


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