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Electromagnetic Energy and Its SpectrumLesson Planet
5th - 8th
Your older elementary students investigate electromagnetic energy and the electromagnetic spectrum. They will observe 7 items represented in the electromagnetic spectrum and make a poster of all the things the items have in common. After...
No, Your Microwave Isn't Dangerous - Food Myths #1Lesson Planet
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Are microwaves a fast way to cook—or a fast way to get radiation poisoning? Science scholars get their facts straight with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. The narrator explains how microwaves work as well...
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and LightLesson Planet
9th - 12th
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides...
Physics Midterm Exam #3 - Electromagnetic RadiationLesson Planet
11th - 12th
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...
Cosmic Microwave Background ExplainedLesson Planet
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
As part of their Cosmology series Space Time presents a video that explains the history of electromagnetic waves and the shifting and expanding wavelengths. It finishes by exploring cosmic microwave background radiation.
The Electromagnetic SpectrumLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When the photon is asked if it is checking luggage at the airport, it replies, "I don't have any. I'm traveling light." Trigger light exploratio with a lesson plan that begins with a direct instruction approach to the six properties of...
The Nature of Electromagnetic WavesLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine a presentation that covers electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic radiation, radio waves, microwaves, the visible light spectrum, UV, X-ray, and gamma rays. Here's one. Packed with facts and colorful illustrations, 11-slide...
Bill Nye Searches For Water On JupiterLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How can researchers measure the amount of water on Jupiter? Through a thought-provoking THNKR "Why with Nye!" video, young space scientists search for the universal solvent on a distant planet. Topics include how scientists use visible...
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...