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145 resources with the concept electromagnetic spectrum

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Harmonic Motion and Light Review

For Students 9th - 12th
In this harmonic motion and light learning exercise, students review concepts such as identifying motion as harmonic, linear or wave motion, analyzing graphs of position vs. time and pendulum movement, answering questions about light and...
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Light

For Students 9th - 12th
In this light worksheet, students match 12 terms related to light and the electromagnetic spectrum to their definitions, they order waves by their speed, they analyze the energy and wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum and they...
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Telescope Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this telescope worksheet, students identify the parts of the telescope and use a telescope to observe an object in the room and outside of the room. They measure the length of the inner tube and identify the relationship between the...
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Introduction to Light

For Students 8th - 12th
In this physics activity, students explore the properties of light by filling in a chart on combinations of color, and exploring time/distance traveled, and of light traveling through the solar system. Additionally, students examine...
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Properties of Light

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this light spectrum worksheet, students will read a diagram and a chart listing information about the different types of light rays from Gamma rays to radio waves. Then students will write a short essay about a new life-form that...
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Earth Structure and Materials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain what is meant by term nuclear radiation, describe in detail electromagnetic spectrum, differentiate between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, understand half-life of isotopes, differentiate between processes of...
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What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the concept of frequency and wavelength. They analyze how frequency and wavelength relate to each other by conducting an experiment involving measuring and timing wavelengths by pulling adding machine tape through an...
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Making Light of Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the electromagnetic spectrum, focusing on visible light. They are introduced to the idea that all light travels as waves, and that wavelength defines the various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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The Energy of Light

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss different ways engineers use light. In this engineering lesson, students are introduced to the properties of light and the way light is used. They view a demonstration of light waves using a slinky, and practice using...
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Exploring Ultraviolet (UV) Light From the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners identify the different energy given off by the sun. In this earth science lesson, students predict where the UV beads will turn the darkest color. They explain the importance of using UV protection.
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Making Waves with the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine different types of electromagnetic waves and their sources.  In this electromagnetic waves instructional activity students view a video and complete a handout. 
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Picture This!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast different types of light on the electromagnetic spectrum.  In this investigative instructional activity students create a photographic image that demonstrates the infrared, ultraviolet and polarization...
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Tools of Modern Astronomy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe the electromagnetic spectrum and astronomy.  In this astronomy lesson students complete an activity, predict what will happen and complete a worksheet. 
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Bellwork for Week 19-Electromagnetic Spectrum and Planets

For Students 8th - 10th
In this bellwork on the electromagnetic spectrum and planets activity, students answer questions about the information determined using a spectroscope, the geocentric and heliocentric models of planet rotation and the planets.
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Remote Sensing

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in a variety of activities designed to reinforce the concept of light and the electromagnetic spectrum. They research and analyze data from remotely sensed images. They present their findings in a PowerPoint...
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Dinner in the Dark

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students differentiate an infrared image from a visible light image. In this physics instructional activity, students explain how infrared camera works. They research an application of infrared technology and write a report about it.
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Electromagnetic Energy and Its Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explain how electromagnetic radiation travel in space. In this physics lesson, students design and implement an experiment to reduce UV exposure. They discuss and share their findings in class.
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Activity: Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this physics worksheet, students complete a diagram based on the electromagnetic spectrum, and answer two short essay questions regarding infrared and ultraviolet rays, and the transmission of radio waves.
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Chloroplasts and Pigments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this plant pigments instructional activity, students compare the function of 3 types of pigments: chlorophylls, carotenoids, and phycobilins. This instructional activity has 23 fill in the blank, 3 drawing, and 2 short answer questions.
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Overhead Spectroscopy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the relevance and importance of data collection and analysis techniques that use different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. They observe the basic concepts of the visible electromagnetic spectrum and the...
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Stellar Spectral Fingerprints

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students listen as the teacher introduces Newton's early discovery of the diffraction of light. They use multiple sources of light (fluorescent, incandescent, sunlight, etc) to bend the light. They first use a prism then a diffraction...
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How Long Would It Take To Travel To the Stars?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students consider the amount of time that it would take to get to the star, Sirius using various modes of transportation, some practical and some whimsical. The practicality of physically going to another star system is explored in this...
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What's Hot in Yellowstone National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in small groups to explore temperature as a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the particles in a substance. They examine geysers and geological hotspots and volcanic calderas associated with hot springs.
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Can You See the Music?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the makeup of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various forms of EMRs are similar and different from each other. They, in pairs, solve problems from worksheets imbedded in this lesson plan.