What Can Schrödinger's Cat Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics?

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Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Step out of the macroscopic world and into the strange, bizarre realm of quantum mechanics with this short instructional video. Using the example of the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment, the narrator explains the concept of quantum entanglement and it's implications on the world around us.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • View this video during an introduction to quantum physics in a high school physics or AP physics course
  • Assign the video and assessment as homework in your flipped classroom, having a whole group discussion during the following class period
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment involves hypothetically putting a cat in a box with a bomb that has a 50% chance of exploding, which may cause a reaction from students

  • Video uses animation to engage students in learning about sophisticated content
  • Resource allows teachers to develop customized lessons based on the video

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