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How Do I Make My Own P and S Waves?
This tutorial instructs students on how to create simulations of P- and S-waves by using simple materials; a Slinky toy and a length of rope.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Images copyright 2000-2006 Lawrence Braile, used with permission. All other content is copyright 2007 Michigan Technological University. Permission granted for reproduction for non-commercial uses.
DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-010-207
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Wayne Pennington
Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University