This Speed of Light activity & project also includes:
How quickly does light travel long distances? A short video simulates light going from the earth to the moon at two different paces. Scholars relate the distance to the rate to understand which simulation is correct.
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- Discuss how long it takes the light from the sun to reach us
- Introduce the idea of a light year
- It is helpful for students to know the speed of light, but they can find it in the supplemental materials if needed
- Connects math and science concepts
- Works in a large group, small groups, or as individual work