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Slinky in Hand: Make waves without getting wet


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Slinky in Hand: Make waves without getting wet

Play with a slinky and make transverse waves. In this simple Exploratorium Science Snack, learners will experience making waves and will learn the different parts of a wave.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • A Slinky
  • Two chairs
  • About 3 meters of 20-pound test monofilament fishing line
  • Masking tape
  • Optional: substitute for nylon line, a smooth tabletop

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Wave Properties
      • Wave Motion

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