Homeschooling Quantum Tunneling

After giving my future 6th grader high-level overviews of quantum superposition and quantum entanglement, the logical next lesson was quantum tunneling. That’s because two younger siblings enjoy rolling up a thin mattress and using it as a tunnel from a higher elevation to a lower elevation.

Imagine a room with an ordinary bed and a mattress on the floor. A wall of pillows is stacked on the edge of the bed…

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