Wave-Particle Duality with Light

Engaging and contemporary videos extend the concept of wave-particle duality to light. Students will explore how the wave model of light cannot account for all phenomena, such as the photoelectric effect, and will learn how to calculate the energy of a photon with a simple formula.


  • Lesson plans: Wave-Particle Duality with Light
  • Videos: Classical Wave Interference (2:00 min); Wave-Particle Duality with Electrons (6:21 min); Wave-Particle Duality with Light (2:50 min)
  • Activities: Video Summary (worksheet and solutions)

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

Intended Audience: Senior High (Gr 11-12)
Lesson Topics: Energy, Quantum, Waves
Price: Free