The Wave Nature of Light

Author: 
Jeremy Ecton
Grade Level: 
7-8
Standards
National Science Education Standards: 
Concept A: Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations Concept B: Transfer of energy Concept E: Abilities of technical design
Arizona State Science Education Standards: 
Strand 1: Inquiry Process Concept 1: Observations, Questions, Hypothesis Concept 2: Scientific Testing Concept 3: Analysis and Conclusions Concept 4: Communication Strand 2: History and Nature of Science Concept 1: History of Science as a Human Endeavor PO4: Analyze the use of technology in science related careers Strand 3: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Concept 1: Changes in Environment Concept 2: Science and Technology in Society
overview: 
In this lesson students will learn about the wave nature of light via the classic double slit experiment. Students will use an optical simulation program to model the double slit experiment.
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