Saturday, May 07, 2011

Shine a Light

The good people at PhET have produced a sim called "Photoelectric Effect." As they describe it, "See how light knocks electrons off a metal target, and recreate the experiment that spawned the field of quantum mechanics."

I wrote an activity to go with it. In honor of Paul Hewitt's affection for The Rolling Stones (and because it's the right title for the activity), I called it "Shine a Light."

As of this post, I haven't uploaded the instructor's notes and answers to questions. But for the adventurous among you, I think you'll find the activity very straight forward.

Shine a Light PhET activity page.

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