AbstractDid 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.
ObjectiveThe 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.
CreditsAndrew Olson, Ph.D., Science Buddies
- Hood, N., 2007. "Measuring the Speed of Light in the Kitchen," Mr. Hood's World-Wide Whatsit [accessed July 27, 2007] http://www.mrhood.co.uk/pub/?p=151.
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.