Speed of Light Vs. Speed of Sound

Unit 5: Waves
Lesson 15 of 15

Objective: Student groups create an analogy that accurately compares the speed of light in air to the speed of sound in air.

Big Idea: The speed of light in a vacuum is about 800,000 times faster than the speed of sound in air.

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velocity (Physics), Science, physics, electromagnetic waves, constant velocity, speed of light, speed of sound
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