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Quantum Physics


A microlecture that describes the photoelectric effect and how it works with respect to greenhouse gases. This video by Shohini Ghose for TEDxVictoria describes how light and matter possess energy and how the transfer of this energy occurs between different bodies.

Students will learn briefly about the discovery of the photoelectric effect and its relevance to quantum physics. They will further be introduced to various technologies, such as solar cells, which utilize this phenomenon and how they may help combat global warming.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Describe the photoelectric effect.
  2. Describe the greenhouse effect.
  3. Discuss the various technologies discussed in the video that utilize the photoelectric effect that may help combat global warming.
About Tool
Tool Name How Quantum Physics Can Help Us Fight Climate Change 
Discipline Physics, Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Quantum Physics, Photoelectric Effect, Photons, Wavelengths of Light, Visible Light, Infrared Radiation, The Greenhouse Effect, Solar Cells, Quantum Entanglement 
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Type of tool Video (15 mins)
Grade Level High School
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Shohini Ghose 
Hosted at TEDxVictoria
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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