This demonstration allows students to experimentally determine the speed of light by heating a piece of chocolate in a microwave oven. This demonstration is best used as an enrichment activity as the concepts involved go beyond the curriculum expectations. Still, the demonstration offers a very interesting and intriguing look at electromagnetic waves.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
When light from the sun hits the Earth's atmosphere, the shorter wavelength blue light gets scattered in all directions at the same time. This is why the sky appears to be blue. The intensity of... read more
Over-arching Inquiry: Can the understanding of biodiversity help us to analyze the impact of man's actions? Learning Goal: Explain why biodiversity is important to maintaining viable ecosystems;... read more
PREPARING OURSELVES FOR NATURAL DISASTERS: HOW DO WE INNOVATE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES AND THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US TO HELP PEOPLE SURVIVE A TSUNAMI?
In this inquiry, students will understand and learn more about the devastating effects of a Tsunami. What causes tidal waves with such force? They will also learn how plants and soils help to... read more