Calculating the speed of light using a microwave

In this Stage 5 unit students will use a microwave to analyse microwave electromagnetic radiation and approximate the speed of light.

Students can submit an experimental report that documents their activity and the results obtained.

Target hours for completion

2-3 hours.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Science (incorporating Science and Technology K-6) K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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