Measuring the Speed of Sound with an Echo
Students will first predict the speed of sound in the air of their classroom using a simple relationship accounting for temperature. Students will measure the time it takes a short pulse of sound to travel the length of a tube, reflect off the closed end, and return. Using this measurement, they will calculate the speed of sound and compare it to their prediction.PreviewDownload
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Resonance tube with plunger, node markers and detachable stands for performing waves and sound experiments.
The Wireless Sound Sensor measures sound wave forms and sound level in one compact and portable sensor.
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