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P-Wave Wave in a Slinky
This animation shows how P-waves (primary, or compressional, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief written explanation that describes some of the properties of P-waves and how they are generated in a real Slinky.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-010-205
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: John Lahr
jclahr.com