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Open-Ended Resonance Tube Set

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP4616 

Price: $22.10

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Open-Ended Resonance Tube Set for physical science and physics is a simpler alternative to resonant water columns. Excellent hands-on wave measuring activities.

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Simpler alternative to resonant water columns. No need for water and its inevitable mess. A tuning fork is struck and held at the end of an open-ended hollow resonance tube. While listening to the tuning fork, students slide the expandable column until the tuning fork sound is at its loudest. At this point, the air column is in resonance with the tuning fork. The length of the tube during resonance has a relationship to the wave frequency of the tuning fork. Students then use their measurements to determine the wavelength, frequency and velocity of the sound waves. Excellent hands-on wave measuring activities. Includes tuning fork, expandable resonance tube, end tube plug, complete background information and instructions.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Foam plug, circular
Paper tube, black wrap, 1¾" x ⅛" x 5⅜" o.l.
Paper tube, black wrap, 2" x ⅛" x 10" o.l.
Rubber mat, 3"x 3"
Tuning fork, c-512

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Asking questions and defining problems
Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
HS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.