Wave or Particle Unit

Wave or Particle Unit
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37 MB|102 pages
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Complete unit on light as a wave and a particle. Unit breaks down the concept of wave-particle duality for students who tend to not be as motivated as honors and AP students. Unit is a 10 day coverage of resonance, diffraction, interference, reflection, photoelectric effect, the double slit experiment and the how each supports the wave and/or particle model. Supports Common Core ELA standards with reading and writing and NGSS HS-PS4-3: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.

A fun little activity to do with the kids before even giving them the packet is to have them shine a flashlight on a quarter and you can see a dark part in the middle of the quarter's shadow. You can then get them asking questions about this phenomena.


  • Teacher packet includes answer keys and instructions for activities.
  • Assessment (5 questions 3 pages with answer key).
  • Planning Guide

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Total Pages
102 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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