Electromagnetic Spectrum Teacher Resources
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The Electromagnetic Radiation (Light ~ the Supreme Informant!)Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
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...
How Quantum Mechanics Explains Global WarmingLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Observing the UniverseLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Sensing the Invisible: The Herschel ExperimentLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Photoelectric Effect in PhotocellsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Illuminate your physics class with this examination of a photovoltaic cell. Teach the structure and operation of the device using a diagram. Then make a human-powered, larger-than-life sized model of a PV cell. Learners become electrons...