How Does Laser Cooling Work?

We typically think of lasers adding heat energy, but lasers can be used for cooling, too! An episode of a physics playlist discusses the science of lasers. Learners watch how to place lasers to effectively slow subatomic particles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a list of uses for lasers to introduce the lesson
  • Incorporate during a unit on light waves
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring YouTube comments if making the video available for independent viewing

  • An interesting video holds viewers' attention
  • Diagrams and animations add clarity to the concepts

  • None