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ERIC Number: EJ1114815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Science 101: What, Exactly, Is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
Robertson, Bill
Science and Children, v53 n8 p68-71 Apr 2016
Bill Robertson is the author of the NSTA Press book series, "Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It." In this month's issue, Robertson describes and explains the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle was discussed on "The Big Bang Theory," the lead character in "Breaking Bad" took Heisenberg as his adopted name, and there are other references to the principle in various publications and shows. Most of them are likely incorrect references, so chances are students will have questions about it. Robertson explains that it's a really interesting concept, and although folks will say students can't understand the concept without a lot of math, he holds that it's surprisingly simple to learn the basics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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