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Full-Sized Ripple Tank

Best device for demonstrating wave mechanics to your students.

Manufacturer: fisher science education  15415

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Light source and rippler motor power supply

Catalog No. S52078-1

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Description & Specifications


Length (Metric) Tank: 60cm; Glass bottom: 43cm
Length (English) Tank: 23.6 in.; Glass bottom: 17 in.
Width (English) Tank: 23.6 in.; Glass bottom: 17 in.
Width (Metric) Tank: 60cm; Glass bottom: 43cm
Includes 40cm motor driven rippler bar, a hand rippler bar, vertical light support, 4 paraffin blocks, 20x28cm glass plate, parabolic reflector, and white plastic viewing screen
For Use With (Application) For demonstrating wave mechanics to students
Voltage 1.5V
Product Type Ripple tank

  • Phenomena of reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction can be clearly demonstrated
  • Wavelength, velocity and frequency can be easily illustrated
  • Variety of wave patterns can be produced using wave generators and reflectors
  • Bottom of tank is a single sheet of optically clear, distortion-free plate glass measuring 18 in. (45.7cm) on a side
  • Hardwood legs come with screw-adjustable feet
  • Heavy-gauge styrene benches (25 × 25 in./63.5 × 63.5cm) form the perimeter of the tank and dampen reflections
  • Legs and vertical light support are removable for easy storage