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S-Wave Wave in a Slinky
This animation shows how S-waves (secondary, or shear, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief written explanation that describes some of the properties of S-waves and how they are generated in a real Slinky.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
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-000-000-010-222
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: John Lahr
jclahr.com