Day 18: Speed of Sound


College-Prep Physics: Today we did the traditional speed of sound lab using Vernier microphones and Logger Pro. It turns out that our 4-sided meter sticks worked great as tubes. We stood them vertically on the floor so the floor acted as the reflecting surface. We got nice data:


We used the thermometer in the room and Hyperphysics to determine the actual speed of sound in the room. Most groups got with a few percent!


NGSS Science and Engineering Practice 4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data


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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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