Fact sheets

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These fact sheets, from the National Physical Laboratory, are ideal posters for the classroom. They include illustrations and images to accompany the text. The following curriculum areas are covered: 

  • Acoustics: sound, frequency and ultrasound
  • Einstein: relativity, mass energy relation and speed
  • Ionising radiation: electromagnetic spectrum, radiation doses
  • Atomic timekeeping: atomic and quantum theory
  • History of length: distance
  • Units of measurement: SI units of second, metre, kilogram, ampere, mole, candela and kelvin
  • Colour: adding and subtracting colour, spectral colours
  • Traceability: uncertainty, accuracy, precision, error
  • Length: interferometry, wavelength
  • Light: power, watt

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