Introduction to Wave-Particle Duality
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Introduction to Wave-Particle Duality

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The power of scientific modeling is introduced with the Black Box, a simple and compelling demonstration. Next, students are introduced to the exciting physics of quantum mechanics, including the double-slit experiment and wave-particle duality, with a 25 minute video featuring cutting-edge animations and leading researchers.


  • Lesson plans: Introduction to Wave-Particle Duality
  • Videos: The Challenge of Quantum Reality (approx. 25 min)
  • Activities: Video Summary; Investigation of Wave-Particle Duality (worksheets and solutions)
  • Demonstrations: Black Box
  • Supplementary Materials: Wave-Particle Duality Investigation and more
  • Teacher-provided Materials: Black Box (drainage pipe and end caps, rope); transparencies, push pins, straw

(Note: all lesson plans and worksheets provided as PDFs and modifiable MS Word documents)

Intended Audience: Senior High (Gr 11-12)
Lesson Topics: Quantum, Waves
Price: Free

This individual lesson plan is part of The Challenge of Quantum Reality lesson compilation.