Hertha Ayrton and the Seashore Waves

Hertha Ayrton and the Seashore Waves

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Ripples caused by waves on a beach

Ripples caused by waves on a beach

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Students will learn about Hertha Ayrton’s work through reading part of her paper on the formation of ripples in the sand due to wave action on the shore, and watch a video of a modern day ripple tank creating ripples of various sizes different ways. Students will then come up with their own questions, along with experiments to answer them.