Quantum Physics - Unit Summary

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 7 – Special relativity

Learning outcomes

After these lessons students will be able to:

Big ideas

Learning Sequence

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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 key postulates of Special relativity which include increasing mass, decreasing length in direction of motion, and time dilation using hand drawn cartoon graphics on a white board and prepared green screen images. Resources
  3. Investigation – Teacher uses animations to explore the twin paradox and time dilation. Resources
  4. Collaboration – Teacher divides the students into breakout groups and students discuss a number of key ideas given to each group to explore. Resources
  5. Discussion – Students report back their ideas and findings regarding the key research ideas discussed.

Home Learning

  1. Students explore further insights into the twins paradox to consolidate their understanding. Resources
  2. Students continue to work to improve their final presentations for week 8.