Molecules and Light

Does light affect molecules or does it go right through them? The simulation explores four different types of light: microwave, infrared, visible, and ultraviolet. Scholars alter the energy level of each as it is aimed at seven different molecules. The resulting motion analysis helps scholars predict the motion of other molecules.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Experiment with sun sensitive paper under various types of light
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Assumes prior knowledge of the light spectrum

  • Includes links to six teacher-created lessons or curriculum alignment
  • Translates into more than 30 languages

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