CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
GL142 - Setting up and using a ripple tank
Using a ripple tank, students can witness wave phenomena such as reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference. This guide shows how to set up a ripple tank to demonstrate these phenomena. The tank and accessories you have may be slightly different to those shown in the instructions however it should be sufficiently similar for you to set up your version.You can view this in action in the video below.