The Speed of Light

The Speed of Light communicates that light travels and that it is the fastest thing in the Universe. The book compares the speed of light to other extremely fast things, such as a jet, a rocket ship, and sound. Data about these comparisons are presented in tables, as well as through descriptive examples that suggest what would happen if light were in a race with such competitors as the fastest human, the fastest animal, and the fastest car on earth. Through examples like these, The Speed of Light helps students understand how fast light travels—something that is impossible for them to observe firsthand.