Understanding Uncertainty


Duration: 60 minutos

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Physics

On air

Program Description

How can a science be based on the principle of uncertainty? Who was Shroedinger’s cat, and why can’t you pet it? Understanding: Uncertainty answers these and other mind-bending questions posed by the science known as quantum mechanics. With this entertaining video you’ll easily grasp concepts such as the dual properties of light (is it a wave, a group of particles, or both?) and the seamless whole, and learn how the discovery of quarks changed physics forever. You’ll also see why Newton’s laws failed in the subatomic world, leading Einstein to develop his theory of special relativity.