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LAB: Marshmallow Speed of Light Lab 1

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Description: A simple take-home lab in which students melt marshmallows in a microwave to experimentally determine the speed of electromagnetic waves in air using the wave equation and the given frequency of the microwave.

Objective: Determine the speed of light experimentally



Bag of marshmallows (preferably mini's)

Casserole dish


Metric ruler

Rice Krispies or graham crackers and chocolate

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