AP Physics: Standing Waves
Today started the standing waves unit. I gave a quick overview of standing waves using a simple sim in Desmos, then we got out the wave generator to collect data for a relationship between wavelength and frequency. To save time, we collected data as a class, but students felt very little connection to the results. Last year, I had students use a Direct Measurement Video to get the same kind of data, then used the wave generator to test some ideas, and I think I’d like to go back to that approach next year.
Earth Science: Glaciers
Students used the textbook to dig into how glacial features are formed. While I wish I’d been able to come up with something more tangible, there were some good conversations about how to effectively use the textbook.