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Light and Matter Interactions (An 8-page activity originally by Concord MW team, modified by Ed O'Sullivan, Parkland College)

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Overview and Learning Objectives

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of light, followed by several interactive simulations that model the interactions of light with matter.

Students will be able to:

• manipulate intensity and frequency of light, including adjusting intensity and seeing its effect on the heating of matter;

• replicate in a model a beam of photons of particular intensity and energy;

• describe two fates of light-matter interaction: passage through, or absorption and consequence by matter;

• generate and read an absorption spectrum.

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Assessment

http://www.concord.org/~barbara/workbench_web/pdf/light_matter_final.pdf

Rubric:

http://www.concord.org/~barbara/workbench_web/pdf/light_matter_rubric_2.8.07.pdf

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Applicable Courses

Interdisciplinary science, Science and modern technology, Biotechnology, Photonics

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Central Concepts

Key Concept:

Additional Related Concepts

Physics/Chemistry

  • Light-Matter Interaction
  • Photon

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Benchmarks and Standards

AAAS

  • THE PHYSICAL SETTING: ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS - Transformations of energy usually produce some energy in the form of heat, which spreads around by radiation or conduction into cooler places (Full Text of Standard)

NSES

  • Physical-Science: Energy/Matter Interactions - 1 Waves, including sound and seismic waves, waves on water, and light waves, have energy and can transfer energy when they interact with matter (Full Text of Standard)

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Additional Info

Additional Background

Adapted from the CC original by Edward O'Sullivan, Parkland College, Champagne, Ill.

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Activity Credits

Created by CC: Molecular Literacy and Edward O'Sullivan, Parkland College, Champagne, Illinois using Molecular Workbench

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Requirements

  • Java 1.5+ - Java 1.5+ is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X 10.4 and greater. If you are using Mac OS X 10.3, you can download MW Version 1.3 and explore within it instead.

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