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Learning objects Photoelectric effect

TLF ID M019552

This is an interactive resource exploring the photoelectric effect. Students explore how light causes a metal target to emit electrons, and recreate the experiment that spawned the field of quantum mechanics. This interactive resource is supported by tips for teachers and ideas for using the resource submitted by other educators.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the senior secondary physics curriculum. It is relevant for the units referring to quantum theory, the photoelectric effect and how electromagnetic radiation is emitted or absorbed.
Year level

11; 12

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Publisher
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2015 University of Colorado. This resource may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence, available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, provided that the source is acknowledged. PhET logo may be used for attribution purposes only.