Can We Really Touch Anything?

When we touch something, what actually happens? Young physicists get in depth with electrons in a video from Veritasium. The narrator first explains the intricate interactions that occur at the subatomic level before answering a variety of electron-related questions from viewers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Play the video during your study of the theories of Pauli, Hund, and Heisenberg
  • Take learning further by asking the class to research methods of visualizing the electron interactions that occur during touch
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource demands a high level of knowledge of quantum mechanics
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The narrator uses many visual aids to help convey his answers
  • Subject matter is interesting and engaging
Cons
  • None
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