Tag Archives for: "Waves"

LSOP Live: Science It Up!, February 26, 2021

Last week, we asked students to share their questions with us—and did they ever! We got questions from “Why can we see clouds, since they are made of air?” to “Why do snowflakes have different designs?” On this episode, we take one question after another and Science It Up! We take each question and use [...]

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LSOP Live: The Music Show, February 5, 2021

Talking about music gives us a chance to talk about forces, frequency, energy, vibrations, and states of matter. It’s a rich topic, and one we had a lot of fun exploring. How many ways can you play Hot Cross Buns? We play it on glasses, bottles, sewer pipes, electrical conduit, and, of course, actual hot [...]

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LSOP Live: Waves and Oscillations, September 25, 2020

Why do you swing your arms when you walk? Why is lightning followed by thunder? And, most importantly, what happens when you drop a bowling ball on a giant water balloon? In this episode of LSOP Live, we discuss all this and more. This week, we introduce a new feature – polling! We ask you [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Electromagnetic Waves

How does the world look to a bee? What exactly is different among different colors of light? We’ll consider these questions and more in this edition of Everything You Need to Know About…

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Everything You Need to Know About Oscillations & Waves

What happens when you hit a water balloon with a baseball bat? Why does tightening and loosening a guitar string change the sound it produces? Can you actually catch a wave? Read on for an investigation into the answers to these questions and more!

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Everything You Need To Know About Sound

What happens when you blow a trumpet through a bubble? You’ve heard of an optical illusion—how about an auditory illusion? The resources on this page answer these questions and more!

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Get Your Science On: Voice Vibrations

In this episode, Mayon shows us an awesome way to see sound using a microphone, speaker, and a piece of rubber!

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Show Me Some Science! Catching a Wave

The Little Shop of Physics crew makes waves on giant rolled sheets of spandex!

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Show Me Some Science! Constructive and Destructive Interference

Waves are one way in which energy can be sent down a string. When two waves meet, they interact.

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