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Vernier - Sound Waves and Beats

Updated on 03/28/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use the microphone to measure the frequency and period of sound waves from tuning forks.

Objectives

  • Measure the frequency and period of sound waves from tuning forks or an electronic keyboard.
  • Measure the amplitude of sound waves from tuning forks or an electronic keyboard.
  • Observe beats between the sounds of two tuning forks or two keys on an electronic keyboard.