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Modeling Workshop in Mechanical Waves and Sound is a Course

Modeling Workshop in Mechanical Waves and Sound

Ended Jun 29, 2018

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Full course description


June 11, 2018


3 Weeks


Tempe, AZ



What you'll learn:

We will study oscillations of spring-mass systems, wave and pulse properties, waves on a string or spring, sound, waves in two dimensions. ASU has good equipment that we will use for some labs. Some equipment will be home-made and low-tech. We will talk about low-tech substitutions when we do labs with expensive equipment. We will practice model-centered discourse, peer interaction, and collaboration.

What you'll receive:

Certificate showing Continuing Education Units earned


A three-week Modeling Workshop in mechanics.

​Materials Checklist:

No textbook; we will use a manual of teacher-developed course materials. Non-Arizona teachers should bring a quad-ruled computation notebook (8.5" x 11" and a 3-ring binder (1" wide is sufficient).

Limited spaces in the classroom are available. To apply for a space, please e-mail

*If you will pay out of pocket and cannot get reimbursed, please email for a coupon code that will give you 50% off the price of the course.

Meeting Details

June 11, 2018 through June 29, 2018
MTWR: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Arizona State University
Bateman Physical Sciences
room H-357
550 E Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85257