Wave Experiment in the Halls


On Tuesday, November 11, students of Mr Argao’s physics class walked out the hallway to do a wave experiment. 

First, they observed the waves produced in the spring when it was stretched out and pulled on one side, and then they tried the other side. The spring waved in the opposite direction that it was pulled.

According to Matt Cash, senior, the purpose of this experiment was to show how different waves react to each other when they interfere. “The purpose of the experiment was to use springs to demonstrate wave patterns,” said Cash. 

The class put a lot of plastic cups next to the spring in a line and I took a slow-motion video of the waves. The cups went scattered due to wave force.


The class does other experiments in the hallway as well. 

These experiments are engaging and meant to translate what the class has learned into a physical example.


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