The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab


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What is the photoelectric effect experiment?

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1. Which of the following phenomena can only be explained by seeing light as a particle, instead of a wave?

2. How did Einstein know that electrons had been produced in his photoelectric effect experiment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Albert Einstein performed a groundbreaking photoelectric effect experiment. Let's assess just how much you know about the photoelectric effect through some quiz questions on a lab that the famous scientist performed to study this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Wave-particle duality
  • Einstein's lab results when he changed the light intensity shone on metal
  • The photoelectric effect experiment

Skills Practiced

Teach yourself to use these skill sets while you complete the quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about a lab on the photoelectric effect from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the photoelectric effect lab to explain wave-particle duality
  • Defining key concepts - make certain you can accurately define main phrases, such as the photoelectric effect experiment and wave-particle duality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the intensity of light shone on metal

Additional Learning

Do you want to know more? You can view the video lesson entitled The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab to enhance your understanding. These objectives can be found within the lesson:

  • Learn the steps Einstein took to perform his photoelectric effect experiment
  • Understand Einstein's response to the lab results when he shone blue light on metal
  • Define photons