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:
- Describe the photoelectric effect.
- Describe the greenhouse effect.
- Discuss the various technologies discussed in the video that utilize the photoelectric effect that may help combat global warming.
About the 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, Greenhouse Effect, Solar Cells, Quantum Entanglement|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Atmosphere; Energy, Economics and Climate Change; Climate Mitigation and Adaptation|
|Type of tool||Video/ Microlecture (15 mins)|
|Grade Level||High School|
|Developed by||Shohini Ghose|