Speed of Light
In this speed of light worksheet, learners read about Danish Astronomer ole Roemer and his discovery of the speed of light. Students complete 4 short answer questions based on the reading.
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Light and Optics
Nineteen word problems dealing with frequency, speed, reflection, and refraction of light are provided here. Empower your physics masters to manipulate equations for computing angles, focal lengths, image heights, and more! This is a...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive...
9th - 12th Science
New Review Can You Go the Speed of Light?
Is it physically possible to travel at the speed of light? A video in the Veritasium playlist discusses Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The narrator then challenges learners to consider the classic thought experiment: If you travel at...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Speed of Light is NOT About Light
Just when you thought you had this figured out! Engage young physicists in an interesting look at the nature of a universal constant with a video, part of a PBS playlist on space time and measurement. Viewers examine the history of...
13 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Speed of Light in Glass
What happens to the speed of light as it goes through a glass door? Light travels slower through glass than through air, but does the speed of light change or is it just our perception? The short video explains the speed of light as it...
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Break the Speed of Light
Have you ever wanted to break the speed of light from your backyard? Something seemingly impossible, and technically improbable, looks impressive thanks to the "magic" of science. The brief video explains how photons can travel from your...
1 min 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Will This Go Faster Than Light?
Is it possible to travel faster than the speed of light? In a word, no—not so far, at least! Explore the possibilities with a video from Veritasium. The narrator responds to viewer-submitted ideas for creating devices or conditions that...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable