What Is the Coldest Thing in the World?

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A video that demonstrates the process for cooling atoms launches a journey to comprehend physics. After watching the video, class members answer multiple-choice and short-answer questions to prepare for a whole-class discussion of the applications.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the 2013 findings of something colder than absolute zero and how something can be negative Kelvin and simultaneously hotter than infinity
  • Learn more about the scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on understanding of atoms, temperature, the Kelvin scale, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensate
Pros

  • Offers subtitles in nine languages to assist with understanding
  • Provides links to articles, websites, and activities to better understand the concept discussed
  • Entire resource is easy to customize 
Cons

  • None