Penny Boat Challenge

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Crushing the 500 + barrier!

Materials:

  • Rules & Jobs for the challenge (Google Doc)
  • Google Sheets to keep track of results
  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
    • 15 x 15 cm for prototypes
    • 30 x 30 cm for competition
  • 2 or more large storage tubs filled with water
  • tub for ‘boat graveyard’
  • tray
  • towels – at least 8+
  • box of pennies – 5,000+
  • cups to hold pennies

 

 

 

 

 

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How are frequency, amplitude, and wavelength related?

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In this interactive tutorial, students can explore how frequency, amplitude, and wavelength are related. Students can create 16 different scenarios, make observations, & take notes for each scenario. What patterns did they notice? How does changing the frequency affect the wavelength? How does changing the amplitude affect the shape of the wave? What happens to the boat in each scenario?

Resources

  • Interactive website (link)
  • BrainPOP – Waves (link)
  • Study Jams – sound waves (link)