Name
THE SPEED OF LIGHT
Topic
The physics of light waves
Learning time
4 hours
Designed learning time
4 hours
Size of class
16
Description
Students become aware of the debate about the speed of light and the history of its measurement
Aims
Learn the physics of light waves Learn the history of the measurement of the speed of light Learn to solve problems on light waves phenomena Learn the vocabulary to describe light waves phenomena appropriately Learn to understand and discuss about light waves in English
Outcomes
Find out/discover, Recognise, Comprehension, Synthesis
Editor
topaina
THE SPEED OF LIGHT TIMELINE
90 minutes)
  • Discuss
    30
    16
    0
    Guided discussion about the problems related to admitting the wave nature of light
  • Read Watch Listen
    30
    16
    1
    Teacher introduces the problem concerning the measurement of the speed of light and the existence of the luminiferous aether and skims through the timeline
  • Practice
    30
    1
    0
    Homework assignment: with reference to the timeline, students practice with exercises 1 2
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THE FIRST MEASUREMENT OF THE SPEED OF LIGHT: LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACITVITY
90 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    60
    1
    1
    Listening comprehension activity on the first measurement of the speed of light The activity is graded by the teacher
  • Collaborate
    30
    0
    Homework: with reference to the timeline, students practice with exercises 3 4
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CLOSING ACTIVITY: CLASS DISCUSSION ON THE SPEED OF LIGHT
60 minutes)
  • Discuss
    60
    16
    1
    Why can't we travel faster than light Why should we care about the speed of light? The teachers explains the other relevant measurements of the speed of light and focuses on some important technical questions
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