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Doppler Effect


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Doppler Effect

In this activity, learners use a tuning fork to explore how the Doppler effect works. They strike the tuning fork to produce a sound, then observe as the tone changes as the fork is swung back and forth. Learners also explore applications of the Doppler effect in technology.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • tuning fork
  • string

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound
      • The Doppler Effect

Informal Categories


  • Science Festivals Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

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  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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