Name That Harmonic: Strings

The Name That Harmonic: Strings Concept Builder is a tool that sharpens the learner's skill at recognizing relationships between the standing wave patterns for a vibrating string and the frequencies and wavelengths of the various harmonics. There are three activities included in this Concept Builder. The first activity - ID the Pattern - provides the learner practice identifying the standing wave patterns for the first six harmonics of a vibrating string. In the second activity - Frequency - learners are given the fundamental frequency of a vibrating string and must identify the standing wave pattern for a harmonic of a second frequency. In the third activity - Wavelength - learners are given the string length and must identify the standing wave pattern for a harmonic that has a given wavelength. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 16 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 36 different questions can be printed. View Questions (For Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

And finally, we now offer a short (~3-minute video) tailored to the Concept Builder: