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Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

The term spectrum, first used to refer to the range of colors observed through a prism, is now applied in physical science to any signal that can be measured or decomposed along a continuous variable.
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Electromagnetism, electromagnetic spectrum, spectrum, radiation, visible light, prism, refraction, diffraction, dispersion, optics, radio waves, sound, sound waves, microwaves, reflection, frequency, wavelength, amplitude, oscillation, velocity, direction, wavelength, transverse waves, longitudinal waves, transmission, absorption, ultraviolet radiation, x-ray, infrared, infrared radiation, photon, gamma rays, electrical field, magnetic field

  • Rainbow in the Room

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    Students learn about colors, prisms and light, and draw their own rainbows in the proper color sequence.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Using Heat from the Sun

    Using Heat from the SunLesson

    Students conduct a discovery activity that allows them to observe how energy from sunlight can heat water.

    Grades: 3-5

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