Quantum Physics - Unit Summary

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 5 – Particles acting as waves and guest research scientist

Learning outcomes

After these lessons students will be able to:

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  1. Welcome students to this lesson and encourage several of the students to introduce themselves to the class.
  2. Investigation – Teacher introduces the students to the experimental evidence that confirms that particles also exhibit a wave nature. See the key ideas in Prezi L5.1 De Broglie waves. Resources
  3. Discussion – Teacher introduces the expert guest speaker and their field of research. The common format is for the guest to provide a short prepared presentation Activity (5.2) to the students and teacher followed by questions.
  4. Reflection – Students invited to comment on what they found to be the most interesting and challenging questions raised by the presentation.
  5. Collaboration – Teacher introduces a discussion about the uncertainty principle. This discussion is supplemented through the use of YouTube One minute physics clips, What is the uncertainty principle and Schrodinger’s cat. Resources

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