Students will gain an understanding of the speed of light and work problems involving light. The distance of a light year is also explained and practiced.
The closest star system to our sun is composed of Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B, and Proxima Centauri. They are in the constellation Centaurus and appear as the brightest star in the night sky. Alpha Centauri A and B are
Calculate distances in meters and in light years using the speed of light, understand the concept of light years.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Speed of Light.
This study guide provides a brief review of light's behavior as a wave (interference, diffraction, and Doppler effect).