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145 resources with the concept electromagnetic spectrum

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Death From Space—Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A gamma-ray burst might have caused the mass extinction 450 million years ago. The video introduces the concept of gamma rays and gamma-ray bursts. Then it explains what happens if they were to hit Earth and why we can't prepare for any...
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The Crucial Concentration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which sports drink provides the best pick-me-up after the big game or grueling workout? It may not be the one you'd think! Food science is the focus in a surprising lab activity. Pupils use colorimetry to determine the amount of protein,...
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What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
While all light travels at the same speed, each color in the visible light spectrum contains a different wavelength and frequency. Scholars determine the relationship between frequency and wavelength as they complete the activity. They...
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Why Isn't The Sky Purple?

For Students 9th - 12th
We've all heard the tale about why the sky is blue. But, why aren't there stories about why the sky isn't purple? Or indigo? Science scholars explore the properties of visible light in a brief video. The narrator explains polychromatic...
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A Brief History of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
No one was actually there to see the birth of the universe, but years of collaboration between physicists and mathematicians allow us to glimpse all but a fraction of a second of it. A narrated journey shows the phase changes early...
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Brown Dwarfs

For Students 6th - 12th
Not quite a star, not quite a planet ... what are brown dwarfs? Young astronomers learn the peculiarities of these heavenly bodies through a short video. The narrator explains the characteristics of brown dwarfs and the different types....
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Light

For Students 6th - 12th
All this talk about seeing the light... but, what is it, and how do we see it? Science students learn the basics of the nature of light in a narrated video that discusses concepts such as how light behaves, the electromagnetic spectrum,...
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Multi-wavelength Astronomy

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore a land far, far away with a well-designed lesson that examines electromagnetic imaging as a way to obtain information about galactic structures. Learners begin to see the importance of looking beyond the visual spectrum to reveal...
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Picture of the Big Bang (a.k.a. Oldest Light in the Universe)

For Students 9th - 12th
Everyone knows the Big Bang Theory ... but, then what happened? Go beyond the bang in an illustrated video that discusses the after effects of the event that set our universe in motion. Physics scholars discover how the creation of...
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Atomic Colors

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Stars are too hot to visit, so how do we know what different stars are made of? An enlightening simulation uses a spectrum graph to show the various electron emission and absorption reactions. Scholars experiment with both helium and...
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Light Wave

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do radio waves create light? It's more difficult to understand the things we can't see than those that we can. The simulation compares the relatively small range of visible light to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It graphs the size...
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Light, Reflection, and Mirrors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the connection of light, reflection, and mirrors. A comprehensive lesson introduces the basics of light in relation to reflection and mirrors. After an explanation of the vocabulary, the presentation shows how to create ray...
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Sensing the Invisible: The Herschel Experiment

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The electromagnetic spectrum includes everything from very powerful gamma rays (which are used to treat cancer) to much weaker radio waves (which include microwaves). Through a hands-on activity, scholars explore the temperature...
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Observing the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Galileo is often credited as the inventor of telescopes, but he was just the first to use one to study the night sky. The last installment in a series of five about the Big Bang Theory looks at how scientists explore our universe. Groups...
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It's Getting Hot in Here

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Class members engage in a STEM experiment and investigate how materials affect heating in a house by creating models of houses and using different top surface materials. They record the temperature inside the models and consider what the...
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Radio Waves and Electromagnetic Fields

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Radio waves can travel through concrete, wood, and bricks — that's power! Watch as radio waves are broadcast by moving an electron manually or by having it move on its own. Learners see how radio waves travel in waves and can manipulate...
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Electromagnetic Radiation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How can nanoparticles be used in the battle against skin cancer. Class members take on the question as they gather information about electromagnetic radiation, specifically ultraviolet radiation. Pupils learn about the mathematical...
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The Dual Nature of the Electron

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why don't atoms collapse? Scientists debated this concept for years before they understood the dual nature of the electron. Presentation discusses the electron as both a particle and an energy wave. It also relates these concepts to the...
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Light

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
You matter, unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light ... then you energy. Presentation covers the behavior of light as both a wave and a particle, light versus sound, space travel, why objects have colors, depth perception,...
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Evil-doer or Do-gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Ozone in the stratosphere be a good thing, while ozone in the troposphere causes all kinds of problems. Class members follow NASA's lead and build a spectroscope to see the different emission spectrums from a variety of light sources....
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X-Rays

For Students 9th - 12th
How do x-rays work? Where they are on the electromagnetic spectrum? Why they are good for showing bones and tumors? How does a CT scan work? All these questions are answered by a short video that also briefly discusses ionizing...
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Nuclear Radiation

For Students 9th - 12th
Viewers learn about both natural and synthetic radiation in a video that discusses background radiation from cosmic rays, as well as from radioactive waste, radioactive fallout, and x-rays. It concludes with an explanation of alpha,...
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Making Music From Space!

For Students 6th - 12th
We know that sound cannot be heard in space, but can space make sound? Artists use various techniques to turn radiation waves, the earth's magnetic field, and other scientific data into music. This is the 20th video in a series of 22.
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Radio Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A discussion of radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum starts an innovative lesson plan about wavelengths. Then, a guided practice problem on how to convert kHz to wavelength gets pupils on the right track. Finally, they solve a...