Measure the speed of light with a chocolate bar

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Remember Einstein’s lovely little equation E = mc 2 – the one that wrapped up the Theory of Relativity? The c in that equation stands for the speed of light. Now you can calculate that astonishing speed with just a microwave, ruler, calculator and a chocolate bar!

Grade Range:
6 to 12+

Duration
1/2 Hour – 1 Hour

Supplies

Microwave, Ruler, Calculator, Chocolate Bar (at least 5″ long)