Radio Reception and Transmission

This Radio Reception and Transmission activity & project also includes:

After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM or physical science classes that are studying electromagnetic waves.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed


  • Adaptable to Common Core State Standards in scientific literacy and reading informational text
  • Designed to address Next Generation Science Standards

  • Specific radio building kits are required for the activity, but purchasing information is included in the materials list