Last Wednesday was National Radio Day, so this week’s item of the week deals with waves and frequency! At the STEM Center we have tuning forks of different sizes. Each tuning fork has a different frequency (number on the fork) and produces a different sound when struck. Tuning forks are great for physics educators to teach waves, frequency, pitch, and the physics that goes behind sound. You can even use the given frequency on the forks to calculate the wavelength being produced (v=F𝝺)!
If you would like to check out a tuning fork for your classroom or teaching activity, contact us or stop by the Resource Center.