Instructional Video

How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence

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The conversion of sound into light is a fascinating phenomenon that is a side effect of pistol and mantis shrimp stunning their prey. It is known as sonoluminescence, and it is thoroughly delineated in this fascinating little video. Add it to a lecture and spark interest within your physics curriculum on wave action or to your biology curriculum on adaptations.

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  • An unusual, but applicable and intriguing, topic
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