Radio Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

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A discussion of radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum starts an innovative lesson about wavelengths. Then, a guided practice problem on how to convert kHz to wavelength gets pupils on the right track. Finally, they solve a series of these conversions independently. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a few more problems ready to use as guided practice for those who need more instruction
  • Challenge students to find the wavelength for their favorite radio station
Classroom Considerations

  • Closely monitor pupils working to make sure they stay on task and are not confused
  • The fourth lesson in a seven-part series

  • Lesson is in a 5E format
  • Contains an answer key

  • Does not include any hands-on activities
Common Core