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Ripple Tank System allows for detailed observation of all aspects of actual moving waves
When you have a Ripple Tank, why try and demonstrate for your students the properties of waves using the reflected images of an overhead projector? The ripple tank system demonstrates the actual waves themselves using a stand alone ripple tank.
Ripple tank wave generators are an interesting way to demonstrate the principles of wave propagation, reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference. Your students will want to experiment with this themselves even after you have finished your demonstration.
This ripple tank is constructed of lightweight but high impact molded plastic for durability and lasting use. The wave tank has a glass bottom and is held by a removable metal frame. All the equipment needed to generate waves is included. The electric ripple tank wave generator has a variable speed motor control and comes with its own power supply. Support rods are included to hold the electric wave generator and a lamp which is also included in this package. Barrier/reflector accessories include 1 curved reflector and 2 short metal barriers.
Ripple tank system also includes a strobo-disc for observing standing wave patterns and instructions including activities. 120v 60hz.