Some 15-year olds can learn the Schrödinger equation from a textbook. But if the 15-year old is not mathematically sophisticated, you can’t expect to give them a full understanding of the Schrödinger equation in 15 minutes, but you can explain to them why the Schrödinger equation is needed and what it intuitively represents.
My attempt at an explanation would cover the following points, possibly omitting some math depending on whether the 15-year old knows any calculus:
No one really knows what happens inside an atom.
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On dark summer nights, away from city lights, I love to stargaze and imagine that I am dancing with the stars.
The idea that the universe splits into multiple realities with every measurement has become an increasingly popular proposed solution to the mysteries of quantum mechanics.
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