Day 165: Boomwhackers and Helium

IMAG2312-1-1College-Prep Physics: A student is investigating pitch vs. tube length for Boomwhackers. The pitch (frequency, in hertz) is measured with a Vernier microphone and FFT analysis in LoggerPro. Yesterday he did it for air-filled boomwhackers with an end-cap. Today he’s repeating the experiment using boomwhackers with helium. Will there be a difference?

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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