APS PhysicsQuest 2023: “Making Waves” Kit
“Making Waves” is all about understanding waves, and their application in art and technology through simple hands-on activities involving slinkys, LED’s, ChromaDepth glasses, and more!
Activity 1: Waves
In this activity, students use a slinky to make transverse and longitudinal waves.
Activity 2: Chromadepth
In this activity, students explore with chromadepth glasses. These glasses have special lenses which use diffraction to bend different colors by different amounts. This leads to an illusion of depth.
Activity 3: Red Light, Blue Light
Light travels in discrete bundles of energy called photons, and the energy of these photons depends on the color of light. in this activity, students have the opportunity to investigate which colors of light have the highest photon energy.
Activity 4: Multiplex Messages
In this activity, students can explore using colors to have multiple different messages on the same piece of paper.