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 RoomLesson
Students learn about colors, prisms and light, and draw their own rainbows in the proper color sequence.
Using Heat from the SunLesson
Students conduct a discovery activity that allows them to observe how energy from sunlight can heat water.