Monday, 1 July 2013

Personal Project



Did you know that you can measure the speed of light using a microwave oven, some egg white, and a ruler? Find out how with this cool kitchen science project thanks to Mr. Nick Hood, a science teacher in Fife, Scotland.


The goal of this project is to measure the speed of electromagnetic waves in the microwave portion of the spectrum by measuring the spacing between hot spots in a microwave oven.


Andrew Olson, Ph.D., Science Buddies

  • The idea for this project and the microwave oven images are from:

    Mr. Hood's publication (Hood, 2007) and this Science Buddies project idea are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.

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