Can We Really Touch Anything?

When we touch something, what actually happens? Young physicists get in depth with electrons in a video from Veritasium. The narrator first explains the intricate interactions that occur at the subatomic level before answering a variety of electron-related questions from viewers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Play the video during your study of the theories of Pauli, Hund, and Heisenberg
  • Take learning further by asking the class to research methods of visualizing the electron interactions that occur during touch
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource demands a high level of knowledge of quantum mechanics
Pros

  • The narrator uses many visual aids to help convey his answers
  • Subject matter is interesting and engaging
Cons

  • None
Common Core