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Ionizing Radiation

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will practice and review atomic physics concepts and equations.


In this lesson, students will:

  • Practice and review atomic physics concepts and equations
  • Apply Planck's constant
  • Determine the deBroglie wavelength of a proton
  • Analyze the frequency of photons


  • proton
  • speed of light
  • frequency
  • electromagnetic waves
  • wavelength

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students should be provided with the mass of a proton, speed of light, and the necessary equations located located on the equation sheet. Students should understand the relationship between the speed of these waves, both in wavelength and frequency.