Waves and Photons
High schoolers are introduced to electromagnetic waves, at a qualitative high-school level. They discuss the concept of photons, and the relation between photon wavelength and energy.
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New Review Single Photon Interference
How does a single photon show a phase shift? Using the interference pattern created by light traveling through a double slit, the resource asks whether the interference pattern would still show if only one photon of light is sent at a...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Wave/Particle Duality? Part 2
Electrons, neutrons, and photons display behavior explained by wave-particle duality. The video explains how to picture the duality of behaviors in these parts of atoms. The drawings and comparisons to the behavior of water focus on the...
1 min 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Gravitational Wave Discovery! Evidence of Cosmic Inflation
Can scientists take a picture of the universe before the planets formed? Using telescopes and new technology, scientists take more detailed photos every few years. Cosmic inflation challenges our understanding of the early universe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Quantum Wave Interference
Quantum mechanics is one of the few times you can change the outcome simply by measuring it. Scholars use quantum detectors to investigate changes in waves and the patterns they produce. Simulations offer chances to experiment with high...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable