Speedy Light

We know the speed of light, but can we measure the speed of dark? During the lesson, scholars perform gedanken, or thought experiments related to the speed of sound and the speed of light. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team teach this with a philosophy class if possible
  • Clarify exactly what gedanken experiments include for learners who are confused
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson builds on prior knowledge from previous lessons in the series
  • The sixth in a series of nine lessons
Pros

  • Lesson includes homework questions
  • Provides extension ideas
Cons

  • Does not include possible answers or ideas for guided discussion
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing