Electromagnetic Radiation Teacher Resources
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Star Light, Star Bright
Four modules are a part of this stellar lesson plan. Space scientists view the electromagnetic spectrum, they generate waves on a computer screen in order to measure frequency and wavelength, discover how light is related to temperature, and finally relate their learning to the temperature of stars.
6th - 9th Science 52 Views 196 Downloads
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Photoelectric Effect
As the title implies, here is a collection of typical photoelectric effect problems that physics learners need to be able to solve. They determine the amount of energy of a photon, the photons produced per second, the frequency required for work functions, and more.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Electromagnetic Radiation (Light ~ the Supreme Informant!)
This short slide show applies the electromagnetic spectrum to astronomy. First, electromagnetic radiation is introduced to viewers. Wavelength is defined and its unit of measurement explained. Finally, aspiring astronomers find that the electromagnetic spectra given off by a star can provide its composition, temperature, and more!
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Physics Midterm Exam #3 - Electromagnetic Radiation
True-false and multiple-choice questions are posed in Part A of this exam, covering the topic of electromagnetic radiation. In Part B, problems relating to refraction must be solved. This is a well-rounded exam that will help you evaluate your young physicists' handle on electromagnetic radiation.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive materials, spectral lines, and more.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 46 Downloads
Take-Home Midterm Exam #3
The University of Hawaii has published a vast collection of midterm and final exams for their Physics 152 course. This particular exam offers a variety of assessment methods, and covers the topic of electromagnetic radiation. Multiple-choice, drawing light rays, short-answer, and problem-solving questions are available.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
X-ray Spectroscopy and the Chemistry of Supernova Remnants
This link takes you to a comprehensive unit that delves into emission spectra and supernovas. There are four parts: How and where elements are created, electromagnetic radiation, spectroscopy, and the newest technology for studying our universe.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 18 Downloads
How Big Is That Star?
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed brightness of the system.
6th - 9th Math 14 Views 49 Downloads
TV 411 What's Cooking? Heat
Which is better for baking potatoes: the heat conduction of an oven or the electromagnetic radiation of a microwave? Chef Jamika tries both, and explains the physical science occurring along the way. She also emphasizes the fractional portions that she cuts the pepper into for the potato filling.
9 mins 5th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students engage in a lesson plan which includes flame tests and the construction of a simple diffraction spectrograph with which to measure sodium ion emissions. They use the Bragg equation to compute the wavelength of the line spectra produced.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Catch a Wave. . .
Part of a larger online space science website, this page has a brief explanation of electromagnetic radiation and a chart of wavelengths as compared to common objects. There are four questions to answer about the information. This can be used in your physical science class when covering electromagnetic waves or as part of a space science curriculum.
4th - 8th Science 14 Views 29 Downloads
New Review How Quantum Mechanics Explains Global Warming
What do quantum mechanics and global warming have to do with each other? More than you might think. Surprisingly, this video explains how it's not the energy emitted from the sun that causes the problem, but how the infrared radiation given off by the earth is absorbed and reflected back to the surface by carbon dioxide molecules.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine - Part 1 of the Astronomy Model
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an abundance of learning to experience within the 24 pages of this resource!
8th - 12th Science 15 Views 39 Downloads
Waves of Energy: More or Less
It's quite a write up for a simple demonstration! Connect a nylon cord to an electric drill and generate waves. Explain that wavelength can vary according to the amount of energy added. Questions are included that you can use to guide the discussion of electromagnetic radiation and waves.
6th - 9th Science 29 Views 39 Downloads
Fun Physics You Can See
Fascinating aspects of electromagnetic radiation and its use in obtaining and transferring information are described here. Learners will find the connections to current technology interesting. Although the slides are text-heavy, they do include supporting diagrams that will pique the interest of your physical science class.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
AP Chemistry Topic 4: Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table, Part A, Examples
Instruct your new chemists about quantum numbers and the associated principles with this illuminating handout. It can be used over and over again as a reference sheet while they practice the concepts taught. This can serve as classroom notes and reinforcement practice.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 47 Downloads
AP Chemistry Topic 4: Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table, Part A
Even though there are only six questions on this instructional activity, it covers a vast array of concepts dealing with atomic structure. Keep this in your files to use as a reinforcement exercise for your advanced chemistry learners.
10th - 12th Science 5 Views 52 Downloads