A blockbusters quiz about types of waves and wave properties
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do experiments in optics to demonstrate the action of lenses, pinhole cameras, reflection, refraction, the eye,
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to introduce types of waves.
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to use the ripple tank to demonstrate the properties of waves.
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show interference and explain it.
Information about the basics of wave properties with good animations and applets.
Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site – this one covers sound waves, interference of sound, sound travelling through air not a vacuum.
Kitchen Science experiments are experiments from the Naked Scientists podcasts that you can do at home. This one is about using microphones and a laptop with Audacity to show how ultrasound scanning works.
A video showing how you can show that your mobile phone uses microwaves.
How to construct a ray diagram step-by-step for converging lenses.
Instructions on how to demonstracte the interference of light with sheets of plexiglass
Instructions on how to mke a Doppler buzzer ball to demonstrate the Doppler effect
An excellent animation that shows what happens when sound interferes.
An excellent interactive animation that enables you to look at refraction using a ray or wave view, and change the materials either side of a boundary.
An activity that revises wave propaerties and wave speed.
A site that revises wave properties and wave speed.
A site that revises ultrasound and infrasound and their uses.
An excellent activity that revises the uses of radio and microwaves for communication, and digital and analogue signals.
How to construct ray diagrams for plane mirrors
This excellent interactive explains the Doppler Effect using sound and moves on to redshift from stars.
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show diffraction in a ripple tank.
Make a model of a transverse wave with skewers and jelly babies.
Animations and questions to show how waves break on shore.
A site that revises properties of waves, wave speed and ray diagrams.
A site with information and equations about reflection, refraction and critical angle.
A site that revises properties of waves.
An animation that shows waves going from air to two different media