The Wave Nature of Light - A Physics PowerPoint Package

Grade Levels
11th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Formats Included
  • Zip
22 for each version
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This 22 slide physics lesson package discusses how light acts as a wave. There is 1 simulation embedded in the teacher version and a Snell's Law worksheet included in the package. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will open in your browser. It is geared towards students who are in high school physics, either junior or senior years. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.


Buyer Comment: "Very helpful! Really helped me prepare my instruction, particularly on reflection and refraction."


Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint

- The student version of the PowerPoint

- 1 simulation embedded in the PowerPoint

- 1 Snell's Law worksheet

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

- Waves

- Light

- Describing Waves

- Universal Wave Equation

- Properties of Waves

- Types of Reflection

- Prisms and White Light

- Index of Refraction

- Snell’s Law

- Critical Angle

Click here to view the entire Light and Waves unit which offers big savings versus purchasing each lesson individually.

Within the unit - Light and Waves you can find the following lesson packages:

Lesson 1 - Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Lesson 2 - The Wave Nature of Light

Lesson 3 - Diffraction and interference of waves

Lesson 4 - The Polarization of Light

Lesson 5 - Diffraction Grating

This file is in .zip format. All that means is you download the lesson package as one file (.zip) and then double click it to extract it. No additional software is needed, your PC or Mac will do all the work. Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my PowerPoint lesson is structured and evaluate my work. If you are not 100% happy with what you purchase, I will refund your entire purchase price via PayPal. To access the video(s), begin the slideshow and click the image of the video player. A new window will open up taking you directly to the video.

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

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Total Pages
22 for each version
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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