Light Is Waves: Crash Course Physics #39

Help your classes visualize light as a wave using an engaging video lesson. The 39th lesson of the Crash Course physics series highlights the characteristics of a light wave. The lesson continues by analyzing the behavior of waves during diffraction and interference.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a guided notes document for pupils to complete as they view the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires individual Internet access if assigning for independent viewing
  • Expects a basic understanding of the characteristics of waves
Pros

  • Includes subtitles in multiple languages which is beneficial to ELLs
  • Visuals and animations help make a difficult concept easier to understand
Cons

  • None