Interpreting Double-Slit Diffraction Using Scientific Models

The power of scientific modeling is introduced with the Black Box, a simple yet compelling demonstration. Students are challenged to predict the behaviour of an electron as it passes through the slits in a classic double-slit experiment. The provided video lets students compare their models with popular interpretations among the scientific community.

Includes:

  • Lesson plans: Interpreting Double-Slit Diffraction Using Scientific Models
  • Videos: Quantum Interpretations (approx. 3:30 min)
  • Demonstrations: Black Box
  • Supplementary Materials: How to Build a Black Box Model and more
  • Teacher-provided Materials: Black Box (drainage pipe and end caps, rope)

(Note: all lesson plans and worksheets provided as PDFs and modifiable MS Word documents)

Intended Audience: Junior High (Gr 9-10), Senior High (Gr 11-12)
Lesson Topics: Process of Science, Quantum
Price: Free