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This classroom module was developed to introduce high school students to wave/particle duality of electrons and the wave nature of matter. It offers a flexible blend of materials that includes a well-produced 30-minute video, a hands-on demonstration, and 5 student worksheets in editable electronic format. A 30-page Teacher's Guide is available for free download and provides comprehensive content support, conceptual and mathematical problems with solutions, and directions for hands-on investigations.

This module is part of a large resource collection developed to communicate the importance of basic research and the power of theoretical physics to general audiences. See Related Materials for a link to the full index of outreach activities developed by the Perimeter Institute.

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Modern Physics
- General
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Quantum Experiments
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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Planck's Constant, Quantum experiment, de Broglie, double slit , double slit experiment, double slit experiment, quantization, quantum physics, quantum physics video, quantum video, wave-particle duality
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Metadata instance created January 4, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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March 14, 2008

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

1. The Nature of Science

1B. Scientific Inquiry
  • 9-12: 1B/H6b. In the long run, theories are judged by the range of observations they explain, how well they explain observations, and how useful they are in making accurate predictions.
  • 9-12: 1B/H7. New ideas in science are limited by the context in which they are conceived; are often rejected by the scientific establishment; sometimes spring from unexpected findings; and usually grow slowly, through contributions from many investigators.

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 9-12: 4F/H6ab. Waves can superpose on one another, bend around corners, reflect off surfaces, be absorbed by materials they enter, and change direction when entering a new material. All these effects vary with wavelength.
  • 9-12: 4F/H6c. The energy of waves (like any form of energy) can be changed into other forms of energy.
4G. Forces of Nature
  • 9-12: 4G/H2b. At the atomic level, electric forces between electrons and protons in atoms hold molecules together and thus are involved in all chemical reactions.
  • 9-12: 4G/H5ab. Magnetic forces are very closely related to electric forces and are thought of as different aspects of a single electromagnetic force. Moving electrically charged objects produces magnetic forces and moving magnets produces electric forces.
  • 9-12: 4G/H5c. The interplay of electric and magnetic forces is the basis for many modern technologies, including electric motors, generators, and devices that produce or receive electromagnetic waves.

10. Historical Perspectives

10C. Relating Matter & Energy and Time & Space
  • 9-12: 10C/H3. The special theory of relativity is best known for stating that any form of energy has mass, and that matter itself is a form of energy. Even a tiny amount of matter holds an enormous amount of energy. This relationship is described in the famous relativity equation E = mc2, in which the c in the equation stands for the immense speed of light.
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(Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/teachers/class-kits/challenge-quantum-reality).
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Perimeter Institute: The Challenge of Quantum Reality (Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, 2008), <http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/teachers/class-kits/challenge-quantum-reality>.
APA Format
Perimeter Institute: The Challenge of Quantum Reality. (2008, March 14). Retrieved April 24, 2014, from Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics: http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/teachers/class-kits/challenge-quantum-reality
Chicago Format
Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics. Perimeter Institute: The Challenge of Quantum Reality. Waterloo: Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, March 14, 2008. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/teachers/class-kits/challenge-quantum-reality (accessed 24 April 2014).
MLA Format
Perimeter Institute: The Challenge of Quantum Reality. Waterloo: Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, 2008. 14 Mar. 2008. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/teachers/class-kits/challenge-quantum-reality>.
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