Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Wave Communication Challenge

Introduction

The goal of this activity is for students to learn more about the history of information technology, how past and current information technology works, and find a way to apply some of that knowledge to creating their own information-transmission device or procedure.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a wave-based communication method.
  • Successfully transmit and receive a message using the designed method.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Next Generation Science Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • PS4.A Wave Properties
  • PS4.C Information Technologies and Instrumentation

Crosscutting Concepts

  • Patterns
  • Energy and Matter

Science and Engineering Practices

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Experiment 31 from Physics Explorations and Projects Lab Book

<i>Physics Explorations and Projects</i> book cover

Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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