Freek Pols published a paper for physics lab teachers
Freek Pols published an article: "The sound of music: determining Young's modulus using a guitar string" in the journal Physics Education, a journal meant for physics teachers at various educational levels. The article describes a simple but interesting experiment in which students determine the Young’s modulus.
When a new topic is introduced in the curriculum, teachers seek various ways to teach students the related concepts. For the novel topic 'materials' in the revised Dutch curriculum, I developed an experiment in which students determine Young's modulus using a guitar string. The experiment not only covers several concepts related to 'materials' it also provides a clear link to the physics of music and illustrates to students, aged 16, why the topic 'materials' could be of interest.