In Albert Einstein's famous 1905 equation E=mc2, the speed of light, c, in miles per hour, is a very large number. If you square that number, the product is huge. Multiply that times a small amount of mass and the amount of energy produced is hard to imagine. The equation seems as far-fetched as Parallel Universes from Mission 5.
Before the Activity
Download the attached programs: Atomsplt.8xp, NeutronB.8xp and NeutronL.8xp or to write the programs see the PDF for programming instructions.
Purchase the Norland Calculator Robot at: www.smallrobot.com/scimath
During the Activity
Please see the attached PDF for more details for this activity.
After the Activity
Review student results:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary