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Measure the Speed of Light with Chocolate (Stage 6)

On Demand

Conduct an experiment in your own kitchen which allows students to calculate the speed of light.


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

Explore electromagnetic radiation, the speed of light and some simple mathematics using household equipment and chocolate.

This experiment requires:
• 1 × microwave oven
• 1 × microwave safe plate (width > 20 cm)
• 1 x microwave safe bowl (larger than the drive mechanism inside the microwave)
• 1 × egg
• 1 × 30 cm ruler
• 1 × pair of oven mitts


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ASTRO 3D


SPECIAL GUESTS:

Hosted by Chandrashekar Murugeshan from Swinburne University of Technology. Chandra uses some of the world’s leading radio telescopes to study how angular momentum in galaxies influences their observed global properties, such as their neutral hydrogen gas content, star formation and their morphology.

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 18-Jun-2028 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording

Duration

8 Minutes

Price

FREE

Curriculum

Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Physics

Presenter Bio

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) has produced a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and energy in the Universe, from shortly after the Big Bang, to the present day.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

This experiment requires:
• 1 × microwave oven
• 1 × microwave safe plate (width > 20 cm)
• 1 x microwave safe bowl (larger than the drive mechanism inside the microwave)
• 1 × egg
• 1 × 30 cm ruler
• 1 × pair of oven mitts

Reliable internet connection & Device to viewing
Access YouTube
Whiteboard if presenting to class

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: ASTRO3D Team

Phone: Please send us an email

Email: [email protected]

Website: [email protected]

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