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Max Planck: Atomic Theory & Discovery of Light

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Light is made up of tiny elementary particles called _____ that have energy but no mass.

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1. Which of the following statements about light is true?

2. In which city was Max Planck working when he discovered that energy emitted from a black body was quantized?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these study tools, you can discern what you know about the work of Max Planck. Answer questions on key points such as the elementary particles that make up light and one characteristic of light.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Where Planck was working when he made his discovery related to black bodies
  • Term for the relationship between the frequency of electromagnetic radiation and energy
  • The movement of electrons from a higher energy orbit to a lower one

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the work of Max Planck, such as his discovery about the energy emitted from black bodies
  • Making connections - use your understanding of energy to identify how it's connected to the frequency of electromagnetic radiation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of light

Additional Learning

Learn more about the work of this famous scientist with the lesson we've named Max Planck: Atomic Theory & Discovery of Light. These topics will be highlighted:

  • Planck's work on the atomic structure of light
  • His education
  • Explanation of a quantum of energy
  • Planck's constant and wave-particle duality
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