Waves and Resonance
Brookhaven National Lab’s many particle accelerators use a technology called radiofrequency (RF) cavities to speed up charged particles. This device actually has a lot in common with musical instruments, which use resonance to create sounds. In this session, students will complete an online activity about waves in order to learn about what musical instruments and particle accelerators have in common. Resonance is the key to both!
Vocabulary: Accelerator, collider, wave, frequency, wavelength, amplitude, node, antinode, resonance, radiofrequency (RF) cavity
- Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home.
- Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home. Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.
- Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.
- Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided.
- $300 (BOCES-aidable)
- Time: 1 hour
- Contact us to schedule your field trip
New York State Standards
New York State Science Learning Standards
|Disciplinary Core Ideas||Crosscutting Concepts||Science and Engineering Practices|
PS4.A: Wave Properties
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
Systems and System Models
|Developing and Using Models|
Next Generation English Language Arts Standards
|Speaking and Listening||Language|
|Comprehension and Collaboration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
|Vocabulary Acquisition and Use|
New York State Standards for the Arts