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573 reviewed resources for visible light

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Light Wave

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do radio waves create light? It's more difficult to understand the things we can't see than those that we can. The simulation compares the relatively small range of visible light to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It graphs the size...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light

For Teachers 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...
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Visible Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
After investigating visible light and the electromagnetic spectrum students explain the concept that light can be considered an electromagnetic wave. They give two examples of how engineers use electromagnetic waves, and describe how...
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Light Is

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students explore the properties of light. In this light instructional activity, students investigate visible light by viewing a website, examining an electromagnetic spectrum chart, and observing light demonstrations. Students write...
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How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Did you know light can decrease visibility? Light pollution absolutely makes it more difficult to see stars. Scholars build a simple magnitude reader to determine the magnitude of stars. They use these data to estimate the impact of...
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What Is Light?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why is light like the Navy? Because they both travel at c. The video explains what light is and what makes visible light different from the rest of the light spectrum. Scholars finish the video enLIGHTened about the concept.
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The World in UV

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The sky appears blue, but why? Humans see the world through the visible light spectrum, but the light spectrum is much larger than what the eye sees. Camera lenses allow people to view the world in ultraviolet, and the changes might...
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The Visible Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A prism breaks light into its seven colors to show the visible spectrum. Colored circles of light are combined to show that the primary colors can be incorporated to create every color imaginable! It seems to end abruptly with a...
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Can You See Beyond the Rainbow?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There's more to light than ROYGBIV! An enlightening laboratory investigation has learners explore the world of infrared light. When they use goggles that take away visible light, they experience how things look with only infrared light.
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Light

For Students 9th - 12th
In this light worksheet, students read what makes light, the speed of light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Students complete 12 matching, 8 fill in the blank, and 9 word problems.
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How Rainbows Form

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Somewhere over the rainbow ... the sky appears to be darker than below it? Why is that? A video from an interesting physics playlist illustrates the interaction between the visible spectrum and droplets of rain. It also doubles the...
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Can You See This Type of Light?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why can some organisms detect polarized light, but others can't? Scholars observe as the narrator constructs, demonstrates, and explains a simple polarimeter during a video from a larger playlist covering physics. Concepts include how...
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Can You Bend Light like This?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for instruction that seems more like wizardry? Look no further! Show your scholars some pretty amazing light experiments using a video from a comprehensive science playlist. The narrator performs and explains three simple yet...
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Color of Stars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the color of stars. In this astronomy based lesson, students observe the colors in an open flame and apply the information collected about color and temperature to the visible light emitting from the photosphere of various...
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Color at Light Speed

For Students 9th - 12th
Rainbow science anyone? learners put the color specturm, frequency, light waves, and wavelengths into a light speed context. They use algebraic formulas to determine the speed of each light wave length. A great way to connect math and...
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Light Waves: Grades 6-8

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the behavior of light with different materials. Collaborative groups determine whether certain materials absorb, reflect, diffract, or transmit light waves. They then measure the angle of incidence and angle of reflection.
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Star Light, Star Bright

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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,...
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Why Isn't The Sky Purple?

For Students 9th - 12th
We've all heard the tale about why the sky is blue. But, why aren't there stories about why the sky isn't purple? Or indigo? Science scholars explore the properties of visible light in a brief video. The narrator explains polychromatic...
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Light and Geometric Optics

For Students 10th - 11th Standards
It's time to see the light  with a unit that focuses on light and geometric optics, including concave and convex mirrors. A variety of experiments, worksheets, and online activities are included. 
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Molecules and Light

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does light affect molecules or does it go right through them? The simulation explores four different types of light: microwave, infrared, visible, and ultraviolet. Scholars alter the energy level of each as it is aimed at seven different...
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Rainbows of Light: The Visible Light Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Rainbows can teach us about the visible light spectrum. Learners observe multiple items that clearly display a rainbow to develop better connections. The instructional activity then explains wavelength using a rope to make waves.
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How Can You Demonstrate the Different Efficiencies of Different Light Bulbs?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need a bright idea for an engaging lab? Watch your class light up as they explore the difference in efficiency between incandescent and LED bulbs! The resource makes use of simple materials and encourages learners to infer what's...
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Light

For Students 6th - 12th
All this talk about seeing the light... but, what is it, and how do we see it? Science students learn the basics of the nature of light in a narrated video that discusses concepts such as how light behaves, the electromagnetic spectrum,...
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Fluorescence

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here are some instructions for leading learners through a hands-on activity for investigating ultraviolet radiation. First, introduce them to light and refraction. Then introduce them to the electromagnetic spectrum. Finally, give...

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