Waves CPD videos
CPD for 11-14 14-16 16-19
Essential in our everyday life, waves are used in many forms of communication. Wave phenomena such as rainbows and interference patterns inspire awe and wonder. This series of videos provides useful ideas and practical tips for teachers. We also address some common misconceptions that often surface and how best to deal with them.
The short CPD videos below can be used alone or as preparation for a session in our online IOP DOMAINS CPD Programme.
Meet the presenters
(Left to right, IOP Coaches) David Farley, Devinder Gill, Mark Calvesbert, Mark Edwards, Vicki Parry.
- Introduction to waves (11-14)
- The ripple tank (14-16)
- Interference and superposition (16-19)
- Links to teaching resources
Introduction to waves
In this video, Devinder provides a sequence of demonstrations to introduce waves to your students.
The ripple tank
Mark and Vicki discuss how we can obtain experimental data to calculate the speed of water waves using the ripple tank.
Interference and superposition
After an introduction to superposition, David and Mark highlight several lab demonstrations to bring the subject to life.